MATTHEW HALL: FABRICATING NOSTALGIA


First Friday, March 3, 5-9 pm.

Artist Reception: Sunday, March 5, 1-4 pm

In this exhibition, Hall presents a body of work that has developed through the experience of adopting a new city, building a home, and what continues to resonate.  Rendered in Sumi and walnut inks on paper, these works are a meditation on how affinity builds attachment and the comfort derived from that sentimentality.

Bio

Matthew Hall is a Philadelphia-based artist working with gestural drawing, books, text, and works on paper. He attained an MFA in printmaking from Penn State in 2013, and a BFA from Alfred University in Ceramics and Expanded Media in 2006. Between 2006 and 2011 he worked with several Salt Lake City stage arts groups as a graphic designer for Mills Publishing. In 2010 he co-founded Gray Wall Gallery and worked as a curator. His studio is based out of Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood where he also works with InLiquid.org as a graphic designer.  In October 2012, his work was named "Best in Show" by juror Brook Seidlemann in "Homage: Past Influences" at the Target Art Gallery in Alexandria VA. He participated in an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in June of 2013 and has designed the season