Play / Stop

22 October - 20 November 2011

Matt Connors – Gas. . . Telephone. . . One Hundred Thousand Rubles

Subtly and with ease, the American painter Matt Connors (*1973 in Chicago) draws on art historical, literary and musical references which he places in a new context. Connors employs a repertory of forms
familiar from the history of abstract painting: basic geometrical forms, rapid brushstrokes and hatches along with seemingly playfully applied letters, digits and stars. Connors uses the potential of abstract painting and when viewed, his works are constantly open to new interpretations. The artist takes up quotations and painterly solutions, but continuously expands on them by transcending the
boundary of the picture: canvases become objects and painting is put in relation with the surrounding space by means of a quasi theatrical staging.
Connors produces self-referential paintings - a kind of narrative minimalism that invites new interpretations of image, object and space.

Curated by Elodie Evers

The exhibition is accompanied by a German/English publication with nu­merous colour illustrations, an interview between Matt Connors and Elodie Evers and two essays by Catrin Lorch.

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