Aug 26th 2014

Matthew Groves (artist talk)

@ Lillstreet Loft

4437 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago IL

Opening Tuesday, August 26th, from 7PM - 8PM

On view through Wednesday, December 31st

Join us, Tuesday August 26th at 7pm for an artist talk by ceramicist Matthew Groves. This is the eighth installment of the 2014 Lillstreet Artists Lecture Series.

About the Artist:
Originally from England, Matthew has been based in the Chicago for the last 16 years. Matthew gained his undergraduate degree in ceramics from Staffordshire University, and his Master’s Degree in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art. Before becoming a full time studio artist and educator, Matthew made it his vocation to be a professional fine art and design technician, in colleges, universities, private workshops and museums.

Figurative and narrative, Matthew Groves sculptures do not represent or illustrate any one particular moment or event, rather they interweave many significant milieus, associations and obsessions. Whilst they incorporate recognizable elements, it is Groves intention that the meaning of the works should never be described or interpreted in any strict or absolute terms, and should be dependent upon the viewer’s own poetic imaginings. Groves
preoccupation with figuration stems from a keen interest in historical forms and a desire to ask new questions and raise fresh perspectives on contemporary ceramics practices.
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About the Series:
Lillstreet is proud to offer a second year of the Lillstreet Artists Lecture Series. Local emerging and mid-career artists, critics, and curators are invited to give 45 minute presentations on their work in the Lillstreet Loft, located down the street from the art center at 4437 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago IL. The Lillstreet Artists Lecture Series is the curatorial project of Gwendolyn Zabicki. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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