Tuesday, March 30, 2010

E X P O Opens April 1

Lisa Radon Reviews Colin Matthes's EXPO on Ultra

Reception: Thursday, March 4, 6-10pm
Open by appointment.

For his first solo exhibition in the Northwest, Midwest artist Colin Matthes will participate in a short-term residency at Igloo gallery, culminating in a site-specific installation. Colin will be scavenging scrap wood and found objects, combining them with high tech gizmos and survival gear to create a lighthearted, yet poignant installation referencing stage sets, flea markets, unrealized innovations, and trade work. The installation will focus on creating an environment that invites the viewer to imagine small victories in hostile locations while encouraging reflection of how our own lifestyles contribute to creating these dynamics.

Colin Matthes, based in Milwaukee, WI, works across a range of media including drawing, sculpture, installation, public art, print, and self-publishes the zine Ideas in Pictures. His artwork has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Denmark, Spain, and Austria. Since 2004 he has been an Adjunct Instructor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI. He has previously shown in Portland with the social art group Justseeds Artist Collborative at PSU, Sea Change Gallery, City Club of Portland, and more. In 2010 Matthes will have solo exhibitions at Igloo Gallery, Portland, OR and Ripon College, Ripon, WI and two-person exhibits at 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ (with Nicolas Lampert), The New Art Center, Newton, MA, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, and Walkers Point Center for the Arts (with Anthony Smith Jr).


Please direct questions to Christine Taylor ctaylor3333@gmail.com, or 646-763-4905
625 NW Everett #102
Portland OR 97201

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