Sep 6th 2016

Matt Magee: Materiality

@ The Mission

1431 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Opening Tuesday, September 6th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, October 22nd


THE MISSION is pleased to present Materiality, a solo exhibition of recent multi-media works by Matt Magee. Magee’s varying use of materials and methodologies adhere to a consistent, meticulous sensibility. His father, a geologist and archeologist, taught Magee to collect natural elements and organize them in rows to examine, compare and learn from them. This systematic ordering was further honed during his nearly 20 years as archivist at Robert Rauschenberg’s studio. Magee organizes painted shapes, and found and accumulated objects into hard-edged geometric paintings, collages and sculptures.

MATT MAGEE received an MFA at Pratt University (Brooklyn, New York) and a BA at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX). He has recently exhibited solo exhibitions at Hiram Butler Gallery (Houston, TX), Richard Levy Gallery (Albuquerque, NM), John Molloy Gallery (New York, New York), inde/jacobs (Marfa, TX), among others. Magee was awarded residencies at Tamarind Institute in 2013 and 2016, and Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in 2007 and 2015. Magee was born in France and subsequently lived in Tripoli, Libya; London, England; Dallas, TX; San Antonia, TX; and New York, NY. Magee currently lives and works in Phoenix, AZ.

An essay by New York-based writer Mimi Thompson will be featured in an exhibition catalogue and is available online.

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