M Contemporary Art is pleased to announce META / MORPHIC, a pop-up solo exhibition of paintings by Matthew Eaton, opening May 31, 2019 and running through June 15, 2019. META / MORPHIC will present “a small collection of [the artist’s] personal observations.” The exhibition builds upon Eaton’s debut solo exhibition with the gallery in the fall of 2018, entitled ARAF, which featured a selection of abstract landscape paintings inspired by his own travels, and reconstructed from memory.
“The patterns represent the layers of earth, rock and minerals pulverized and forced into shapes and forms sometimes resulting in fantastic demonstrations of color theory and angular juxtaposition; the more loose and gestural markings are meant to stimulate memories of natural elements like clouds, water, trees and a multitude of biological forms.” -Matthew Eaton, on ARAF
Born in California, and raised in London, Matthew Eaton is an abstract painter who explores themes of nostalgia and place using methods and materials common to graffiti, graphic design and typography. His works reflect his desire to connect with nature and the incredibly rich, long legacy of human arts and culture. Eaton's work has been exhibited in galleries, auctions and private collections around the globe, and was also a founding partner in art galleries Library Street Collective and Contra Projects. Currently, Eaton is the Director and Curator of Red Bull House of Art and a partner in Uncommon Editions, both in Detroit.
Opened in Ferndale in early 2018, M Contemporary Art primarily represents emerging and established Detroit-based artists whose work spans from painting and sculpture, to photography and mixed-media. Founded by Melannie Chard, a Michigan native who gained experience in client and business
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development in New York City, the gallery offers local and national clients access to some of the city’s most promising artistic voices.
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META / MORPHIC, a small selection of new paintings by Matthew Eaton May 31 - June 15, 2019
Opening reception: May 31, 2019, 6 - 9PM
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