S H A D O V V S
August 15 – September 5
886 Geary Gallery (SF, CA)
SHADOVVS celebrates a new trajectory for American artist & designer Matt W. Moore. During a 2 month stay in Oakland, CA, and a 2 week residency within 886 Geary Gallery, Moore constructed a new body of work that fuses his bold, graphic, op-geo vocabulary with extruded mosaic forms that bring the works to life in three dimensions. The series is activated by the angle and intensity of the light source, be it a deliberate directional lamp, or the natural curve of each day’s sun cycle. Symmetries and depth are revealed in a spectrum of proportions, and color palettes are expanded upon, into numerous parallel hues revealed by the shadows.
The exhibition is comprised of 5 chapters, each with its own concept and aesthetic. A series of greyscale cut-paper mosaics created in Montreal in Fall 2014 is displayed as evidence of the explorations that led to the layered sensibilities of the more elaborate colorful works created during this Bay Area residency. A series of 4 pure symmetry colorful compositions reminiscent of sacred geometry grids, timeless diamond cuts, and architectural monuments hangs as a family on one side of the space. Opposite this wall is a series of 12 square works that bring Moore’s signature graphic syntax into three dimensions, playing with the eye when viewed from different vantage points. One extra large modular construct composed of 5 pieces that hang synchronized is displayed void of color to allow the viewer to explore the subtle nuances of light and shadow without the distraction of color.
On the back two walls of 886 Geary Gallery, Moore has constructed a large mosaic dimensional mural comprised of the same forms used in the rest of the series. This in-situ installation has been left to chance and intuition, with Moore opting to freestyle the build spontaneously rather than reference drafted blueprints.
SHADOVVS opens on August 15th, and the artist will be in attendance.
Life Is Beautiful Festival — Hyped for this! September 25-27. Las Vegas, Nevada. Honored to be in such great company — Apex, Audrey Barcio, Anthony Bondi, Begson, ChorBoogie, Best Buddies, Bikismo, Blackbird Studios, Bordalo II, Jim Briare, Cory Bennett, Curated Las Vegas, D*Face, Eden Art Studio, Filthy Luker & Pedro Estrellas, Right at Home, Hubo (UNLV Robotics Lab), I.S.I. Group, Kim Johnson, Jonathan Keats, Zac La Roc & Leticia Maldonado, Lil Art Bodega, Meow Wolf, Matt W. Moore, Juan Muniz, MTO, Mystic Midway, Casey O’Connell, Sbagliato, Spencer Olsen, Recycled Propaganda, Ruben Sanchez, Pixel Pancho, Przsm, Dirk Schmidhofer, Sin City Gallery, Daniel Smith, Soho Design House, The Stencil Artista, Jesa Townsend-Simon, The Fat Jew, Trestleworks, Eric Vozzola, 3 Baaad Sheep, 1010 ... And that's just the Visual Artists! Check out the Performing Acts. Looking forward!