Matthew Woodward

Tenth Street 4, 2013

 

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Installation detail of ‘The Forgiveness Beneath the Mountain or Sleep, Repose, and Duration in the Brokenhearted Year’ at Linda Warren Projects, 2013

 

 

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Installation detail of ‘The Forgiveness Beneath the Mountain or Sleep, Repose, and Duration in the Brokenhearted Year’ at Linda Warren Projects, 2013

 

 

Irving 5 Mixed-media on Paper 58''x42''x10'' 2013l

Irving 5, 2013

 

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Arendtstrasse, 2013, mixed media on paper (triptych)

 

 

Irving Street, 2012

 

Matthew Woodward: “The Forgiveness Beneath the Mountain or Sleep, Repose, and Duration in the Brokenhearted Year”

Known for his meticulous, hand-drawn renderings of the decorative details found on the architecture of urban settings, Woodward here transitions from the sole use of the traditional graphite-on-paper media to a tactile, experimental multimedia practice. In this exhibition, the artist casts a wide net, sourcing media like construction material, plastic, textiles and found objects on which to enact his signature precise, yet aggressive drawings. Woodward has long used architectural fleur-de-lis and ornament as tropes for his explorations into gesture and process. With the addition of spackle, glue, bed sheets and tarp into his works (elements Woodward sees as “feed[ing] back to the body, to skin and memory”), he infuses a heightened sense of humanity into his stony, rigid imagery.

 

 

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