Wednesday, February 16, 2011

coming in march to Twist Art Gallery




Matt Christy at Twist etc. space #77 March 2011

Trust Us God We Got This

Taking a series of brassiere advertisements torn from fashion magazines I poorly painted
breasts back over the bras. Throughout the show the image of a flying or falling man
reoccurs. There are a couple of stained raw canvas paintings one of a funeral procession
and the other with the ambiguous text "give up the sublime." It's pretty, sensual, and
materially playful (cardboard, silk, notebook paper, fabric, ribbon), but the content is one
of skepticism, uncertainty, and lets face it, down right death. Death in the midst of love
and wonder. Death in the midst of shiny consumerism.