Fri, Jan 8, 2016 → Sat, Feb 6, 2016
Matthew CravenArts + Culture
Alternating between the hand-made and found images, Matthew Craven reconfigures original historical narratives by fusing hand cut imagery from history textbooks onto backgrounds of geometric symbols and textile patterning, meticulously drawn on the reverse sides of vintage movie posters. Obsessive repetition of color and motif join contrasting thoughts to create a surreal vernacular built on transformation, precision and vibrancy. Placed within this new symbolism and meaning, the found images lose their original context and carry on within a newly imagined, temporal existence that alludes to Chinese symbols, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Assyrian script and the pagan alphabet.