Published by Karma, New York. Text by Wayne Koestenbaum.
This monograph covers the last half-decade of paintings, plexiglass pieces and etched-brass works by New York–based artist Matt Connors (born 1973), whose work draws upon the history of painting and processes, particularly minimalism and abstraction, but is also influenced by design, poetry, literature and music.
Thirty-Four Reverse Telescopes and Three Buttons catalogs the artist’s recent body of colored Plexiglas works, made between 2013 and 2016, introduced obliquely with a poem by Ben Estes. Painter Matt Connors (born 1973) is known for combining a modernist visual vocabulary of grids and tense, minimal compositions with influences from design, poetry and music. Connors’ recent series of works brings this sensibility into the play of media: paintings in acrylic on paper are mounted on colored matte board, framed behind colored Plexiglass, creating an effect of nested colored forms in space. Both objects and paintings, the deeply hued, mixed-media pieces have been reproduced in Thirty-Four Reverse Telescopes and Three Buttons in black and white as well as color, highlighting the works’ complex tonality in addition to their dynamic coloration.
Published by Rainoff. Text by Peter Eleey, Michel Leiris, Jack Spicer, Gertrude Stein.
This is an expanded edition of the first comprehensive review of American abstract painter Matt Connors (born 1973), first published for his 2012 exhibition Impressionism at MoMA PS1. Connors takes rubbings from his studio floor, pouring layers of paint into the fabric like dye, or using wet paintings as stamps.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 93 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/26/2016 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2016 p. 154
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780997251104FLAT40 List Price: $40.00 CDN $54.00 GBP £35.00