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IN PROCESS: Matthew Steele
Opens October 1
Hodges Taylor is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring new sculptures and works on paper by Charlotte-based artist, Matthew Steele. Matthew’s practice hinges on the inherent connection between humanity and the infrastructures we create and inhabit. The work created for his first exhibition with the gallery stems from processing the recent loss of his father. The artist’s vernacular of pieced walnut sculptures is complemented by a new series of flattened mechanical drawings of three-dimensional objects in space using hundreds of feet of graphite line on paper. In continuing Matthew’s use of found objects, a discarded and reworked chandelier is both ceremonious and celebratory. In reckoning with a new absence, the resulting dimensionality in this exhibition becomes an homage to omnipresence. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday, October 1 from 6 to 8 PM.
MATTHEW STEELE, Basalt Pillars, 2021, walnut, 23-gauge nails, 49 x 15 x 4 inches.