Matthew Conradt Shares His Lost Past in Pictures
His second solo show at the gallery, “New Noise,” presents a new series of collages that re-imagine the landscape of his youth and the dissolution of the
Conradt’s works draw together various media and reflect his artistic practice, which spans printmaking, painting, and photography. He explains, “For me, doing
Occasionally, figures appear in Conradt’s work: in Cement Sucking (2014) and Untitled - Study for Surface (2015), pairs of people perform unknown tasks, creating a sense of re-creation and emotional resonance. However, in larger images, such as Like Wonders Much Reduced (2014), Conradt shifts his focus to the surrounding architecture, in this case, an ornate concert hall in a stereoscopic photograph. Like the photographer
Balanced (2014), Fog (2014), and Connecticut Cough (2014) represent some of the artist’s most abstract works, which employ bits of photographic imagery as elements of color and form in highly aestheticized collages. Similar to the all-over imagery of
“Matthew Conradt: New Noise” is on view at Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York, Feb. 27–Mar. 29, 2015.
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