Place and Process, Matthew Langley, June 14 - July 13, 2013, Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 6 - 8pm.
Expanding upon the concepts which underlay his process-based approach to painting, Matthew Langley seeks to show the history of the artworks creation in his exhibition “Place and Process”. By using diverging techniques of building and extending paint, and reducing and minimizing the thickness of the paint on the canvas, Langley reveals the markers and decision points of his process. His works are his realization that the method of process-based painting is never finished; instead, the artworks communicate, like an atlas, showing points, places, and details where Langley has questioned and changed his process. By approaching the medium in this fashion, Langley is able to produce a clear, concise, and rational foundation to his paintings, while at the same time allowing for contemplation of nonlinear narratives. Langley chooses to use thought-provoking titles as a means to opening the viewer to a thought process. These titles further the viewer’s experience of the artwork, establishing a connection to the visible world that triggers a relationship between the artwork and the viewer’s awareness.
Matthew Langley studied at Virginia Commonwealth University and received his BFA from The Corcoran School of Art. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in major collections in the US such as Ernst and Young, DC Commission for the Art and Humanities, MacAndrew's & Forbes and The Doris Patz Collection (University of Maryland). Recent exhibitions include; Blank Space (New York, NY), The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. He lives and works in New York.