Trading Fours with a Deadman

Trading Fours with a Deadman
Ron Griffin
May 6–June 10, 2017

MiM Gallery is very pleased to present Trading Fours with a Deadman, a solo show by Los Angeles-based artist Ron Griffin. This is the artist’s first solo show at MiM Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 6, 6–9 pm.

Trading Fours with a Deadman is a series of paintings resulting from Griffin’s encounter with the massive archive of ephemera left by the late Nathan Shapira. The archive holds evidence of Shapira’s extensive relationships with designers, artists, architects, and collectors from all over the world. With the help of Dr. Paola Trapani, a scholar sent by the Triennale and Politecnico di Milano to assess the archive’s contents, Griffin was able to create paintings in reaction to, and as his interpretation of, Shapira’s obsessively hoarded material. Griffin’s work, in essence, represents his own intimate discussion with the late Shapira about his obsession and the relationship between design and art.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11–6 pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 6, 6–9 pm

For more information, please contact MiM Gallery at 424.299.8223 or