News & Events

 

 JANUARY:
NEW- Works by Matrix artists
 
See what’s fresh and exciting at Matrix in 2016. We are showcasing the newest works by our gallery artists including Sarah Hartshorne, Marilyn Dillard, Julia Lambright, Deborah Donelson, Alexander Eulert, Laura Wacha and Laura Robbins. Don’t hesitate to make becoming an art collector one of your New Year’s resolutions!
 
Exhibition dates: January 1 – 30, 2016
Sneak Preview: December 29 – December 31
First Friday Artscrawl Reception: Friday, January 1, 2016
Carol Mell, Passage North, 8 x 10", Photography and Encaustic, 2015

Carol Mell, Passage North, 8 x 10″, Photography and Encaustic, 2015

Laura Wacha, By The Seashore (She Sells Sushi), Acrylic on Canvas, 32"x20", 2015

Laura Wacha, By The Seashore (She Sells Sushi), Acrylic on Canvas, 32″x20″, 2015

Sarah Hartshorne, No Higher than a Garden Grows, Oil on Canvas, 50 x 40”, 2015

Sarah Hartshorne, No Higher than a Garden Grows, Oil on Canvas, 50 x 40”, 2015

FEBRUARY: 
 
Exhibition Title: The Physicality of Paint – Paintings by Jessica Kennedy and Alexander Eulert

Our February exhibition features a series of pieces by Jessica Kennedy and Alexander Eulert, process painters who investigate the abstract and organic, architectural and natural with layers that evoke a sense of the micro and macro.

Jessica Kennedy’s large-scale, heavily patterned and layered paintings combine oil and acrylic in fascinating ways. Kennedy’s love of action, and the physicality of paint are the driving forces behind her work and the natural world is her primary source of inspiration. She considers animals, the human body, and plant life as she generates painted worlds in which a single object (her painting) attempts to embody all three simultaneously.  In this imaginative space, Kennedy depicts scenes that could take place in a rainforest, a pond, a laboratory, or inside the human body.

Alex Eulert‘s paintings are abstract worlds—delicate and dynamic string lines of paint buzz and trickle around often-bold bands of color, evoking emotional states and natural phenomena. The cubical forms are suggestive of monoliths, pueblos, golden‐green fields, unearthed inlaid armor from a Homeric poem—or, at times, technology. He draws his inspiration from a lifelong fascination with man as an integral part of nature, his manipulation of it and nature’s process of reclaiming human creations with the passage of Time. Process oriented and expressionistically inclined, Eulert skillfully explores the confluence between geology and archaeology, denoting a benevolent interplay between the natural and the man made.

 

Exhibition dates: February 5 – 27, 2016.
Sneak Preview: February 2 – 4, 2016.
First Friday Artscrawl Reception: February 5, 5 – 8 pm.

 

 MARCH:
The Contemporary Figure in Painting
 

Our March exhibition features a fresh overview of contemporary figurative painting—ranging from pop-influenced surrealism to imaginative, dynamic and endearing takes on the human form. All works in the exhibition were created within the last two years and represent a diverse group of local and national painters working in oil, acrylic and mixed media.

 
Exhibition dates: March 5 – 27, 2016
Sneak Preview: March 1 – 3, 2016
First Friday Artscrawl Reception: March 5, 5 – 8 pm.

Dylan Pommer, The Ghost of Elk Creek, 24 x 20”, Acrylic on canvas, 2015

Dylan Pommer, The Ghost of Elk Creek, (cropped) 24 x 20”, Acrylic on canvas, 2015