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Well known for his work in drawing and collage using found images from earlier eras, Craven argues for a flattening of imagery and sources, while paradoxically causing astute viewers to pause and wonder at each specific reference.

Press Release

Asya Geisberg Gallery is proud to present Matthew Craven’s second solo exhibition, “EMPIRE(s)”. Well known for his work in drawing and collage using found images from earlier eras, Craven argues for a flattening of imagery and sources, while paradoxically causing astute viewers to pause and wonder at each specific reference. Consistently working with printed materials – encyclopedias, textbooks, …

Asya Geisberg Gallery is proud to present Matthew Craven’s second solo exhibition, “EMPIRE(s)”. Well known for his work in drawing and collage using found images from earlier eras, Craven argues for a flattening of imagery and sources, while paradoxically causing astute viewers to pause and wonder at each specific reference. Consistently working with printed materials – encyclopedias, textbooks, and movie posters from the 1950s through the 1970s – gives the artworks a unified physicality: all matte images with a certain color cast, on the verso of equally yellowed posters. In turn, the artist …

Location

537B West 23rd Street
New York, NY, US
Monday, Sunday, Closed
Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–6pm