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Matt Clark | Fracture
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Matt Clark
Acrylic and enamel on canvas
48 x 48 in.


FRACTURE

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."

ARTIST STATEMENT
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.
 


About Artspace111

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 art@artspace111.com.

Artspace111
111 Hampton Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817)692-3228

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