Saturday, August 16, 2014

Matt Carter

Matt Carter  Untitled  2014  glitter, acrylic, magic marker and silver leaf on linen  36" x 24"

Carter takes formalism and turns it on it's head with his new paintings exhibited at Luis De Jesus in Culver City. Starting with the harlequin pattern and geometry he quickly subverts the picture plane with glitter, metal leaf smudges and smears to great affect. The stretcher bars are warped and cobbled together to further the subversion. Sort of " I don't give a shit but I really do" is the feeling I get when being in front of them.

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