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Holleran Gallery: Matthew Mazurkiewicz Closing Reception
April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
On Exhibit March 25 – May 1, 2022
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 1-3 PM
This grouping of work spans nearly 25 years with an emphasis on the past 3 years. It is an unnerving and vulnerable experience placing them all together in the same peripheral.
I am, and have always been heavy handed, impatient, nervous and an unbearable procrastinator. Making paintings and other things transfers these attributes, it does not necessarily alleviate them, and that’s OK. Paintings, like thoughts, can be hazy and unorganized. I can imagine certain people, places or things with some amount of detailed clarity, while imagining the foreign or unfamiliar creates glitchy, inaccurate and deformed imagery in the mind’s eye. I dig that and try to carry that into my picture making.
Setting out to make a picture is not a scheduled or predetermined act. This would explain, (to the dismay of my wife) why there are several piles of “started” artwork spread throughout multiple floors in my home.
I am cheap. I seek whatever is available to make work. Many of the work surfaces in this collection are reclaimed “finds” from the woods, creek bottoms or roadsides, while others are more traditionally “proper” surfaces. I like the organic accompaniment of distressed/found surface along with sporadic painting.
Many thanks to the Yocum Institute for giving me the opportunity and venue to display these pieces.
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