Mar 6th 2010

Matthew Metzger: The Interrogative Remainder

@ DOVA Temporary

5228 S Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

Opening Saturday, March 6th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, March 27th

Matthew Metzger’s subject is abstraction, but he excavates his motifs from the world of everyday things. His paintings of ping pong paddles, tattered paperbacks, scratched out lp sleeves, and other disregarded objects catalog the contents of basements, garages, closets, and attics. These outmoded objects, rendered with both deafening surface precision and also the vocabulary of abstraction, appear to pose a contemporary method of meaning making. Accessed through the tools of representation, the legibility of abstraction is scrambled and defamiliarized. As such, Metzger’s work emerges between present and past, theoretical and sensorial, real and falsified, the recognizable and the obscure.

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