Everything’s A Thing

Everything’s A Thing

Opening Reception: June 12, 2014 6:30pm – 9pm

Exhibit runs: June 12, 2014 – July 11, 2014

Artist Talk: June 28, 2014 6:00 pm

Incline Gallery presents a visual conversation between artists Matthew Gottschalk and Matthew Weston Taylor curated by Sholeh Asgary. The title of the exhibition serves as a unifying gesture to the sense of fragmentation of objects and images in both artists’ works, while simultaneously prompting questions of their embodiment.

Matthew Gottschalk recreates iconic objects in various materials from a bygone era, such as carved wooden cassette tapes and superhero body parts, and in doing so, “memorializes the past while solidifying the present.” Matthew Weston Taylor builds upon a personal lexicon of two-dimensional images in oil paintings on panel, traversing his own pictorial history “towards a search for that which feels both true and honest.” By creating and re creating objects and images, the artists shift personal and cultural symbols that are at once nostalgic, yet present, through expressions that seek to provide tangible form to some of the more fleeting things in our lives.

Exhibiting Artists:

Matthew Weston Taylor

Matthew Gottschalk

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Lil’ Things Open Workshop June 28, 2014 10 am – 12pm

Lil' Things

Children respond to the work in the Everything’s A Thing exhibition by making their own works of art! Becky Johnson facilitates a print making workshop in our “Project Room,” followed by an opening reception for the big things made by all the lil’ things!

About: Becky Johnson is a Registered Creative Arts Therapist (ATR) and artist who uses the power of the creative process to help people reach a more integrated sense of self and well being. She has specific training in therapeutic art-based directives, extensive knowledge of the purposeful use of materials, and what it takes to encourage deliberate dialogue. Becky loves the spontaneity and fun that comes with working with children and has unique experience in facilitating art groups in a variety of settings. She is excited to bring her skills to Incline Gallery and to co-facilitate the Lil’ Things workshop with Sholeh Asgary, curator of Everything’s A Thing.

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Artist Talk: June 28, 2014 6:00 pm

ETAT Artist Talk Flyer

Artists Matthew Gottschalk and Matthew Weston Taylor walk through Everything’s A Thing, inviting visitors to join the conversation as they discuss their works together.

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