Acrylic and enamel on canvas
48 x 48 in.
Artist: Matt Clark
Exhibition on Display: May 11 - May 31, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Matt Clark's solo exhibition Fracture will be on display at Artspace111 from
May 11 - May 31st. The Dallas-based artist explores consciousness and emotion
through a series of vibrant abstract paintings. The artist writes,
"my paintings act both as a mirror to myself and as a lens to the world
around me. They are attempts to better understand my relationships, connections,
experiences, and reactions to and in life. In the end, my intention is to
create a dynamic visual experience that provides an opportunity for
recognition, reflection, contemplation, and transcendence."
I create experimentally driven abstract paintings inspired by place, both
physical and psychological and discovered through process. My paintings,
scraped, sanded, poured, and compressed, construct a material record that
speaks of intention, chance, manipulation, creation, and destruction. Decisions,
actions, reactions, as well as missteps inform and direct the painting's
evolution. These paths in the creative process accumulate on the picture plane,
yielding a physical manifestation of creativity,.
We, as humans, are the summation of stops, starts, pauses, beginnings and
endings; experiences that inform and give us a means to navigate the world.
These instances, added together, shape and define us individually and
universally. My work addresses this notion, formally and conceptually.
Metaphorically speaking, my paintings act both as a mirror to myself and as
a lens to the world around me. They are attempts to better understand my
relationships, connections, experiences, and reactions to and in life. In the
end, my intention is to create a dynamic visual experience that provides and
opportunity for recognition, reflection, contemplation, and transcendence.
Artspace111 is dedicated to its vital role in the city of Fort Worth, and to
making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. With its
sculpture and distinctive architectural character, the gallery offers a
striking setting to host corporate and private events, and is also available
for tours and other social gatherings.
Artspace111 is located east of Downtown Fort Worth at Hampton Street and
Weatherford. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 - 5 pm and Saturday by
appointment. To schedule a private viewing, contact Margery Gossett or Margo
Hudson by calling 817.692.3228 or emailing email@example.com.
111 Hampton Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102