Friday, October 20, 2006
Opening Final Friday, October 27th from 6-11 pm is a show of Lightboxes and Photographs by Matthew Shelton. The exhibition will run through Sunday, November 19th, with a closing that evening from 7-9 pm. Gallery hours are Tues- Sat 11-3 pm.
Matthew Shelton creates two very different groups of work, both of which you can find around town at different times in different locations. The first is a series of paintings of "Women & Kitties," soon to show at the Comet in Northside. The second, a series of lightboxes and photographs based on geometric symbolism and altered photographs were featured last year at Semantics in a show titled, "A Happier Hollywood."
For Matthew's show to open this coming Final Friday we'll black out the windows in the gallery, turn off the lights, and plug in the artwork. Everyone is invited to come down, with or without your costume, and become illuminated by the microcosmal worlds Matthew has created for this exhibition. The artist's attention to precision in his craftsmanship mingles with cosmic and dreamy imagery in a way that creates something like a dream in a box- perfectly told, meaningful, but uncertain and intriguing. I have known Matthew for about 8 years and have always thoroughly enjoyed his work and the places it takes me. Come see for yourself Final Friday or anytime from then until November 19th what is so mystifying about Matthew Shelton's "Lightboxes." It's going to be an awesome show!
See you all soon!