Meyerovich Gallery’s exhibition features new works by local artist Matt Phillips.
Mr. Phillips’ recent work combines monotype and collage techniques. Instead of using flat white paper for printing, Mr. Phillips creates a collage of colored papers. The collage then serves as a lively, rhythmic base for the transfer of colored inks. This improvised technique creates a multi-layered, dynamically textured image which continues to focus on the strong contours of the female figure and the vibrant colors of landscape.
Matt Phillips studied art at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania. In addition to seeing collections of modern art in the U.S., Mr. Phillips traveled throughout Europe and studied painting in the museums and studios there. He taught briefly in Paris but returned to the U.S. in 1964 to teach at Bard College in New York. Having retired from Bard in 1987, he now devotes his time to exhibitions, travel and guest lectures.
Matt Phillips: The Magic in His Prints features the Stanford University Libraries’ acquisition of Phillip’s sketchbooks, prints, and artists’ book, 1953 – 2001, with an emphasis on process.
Matt Phillips Selected Museum Collections include: Art Institute of Chicago; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.