"Complaints III," Matt Connors' new project at 2732 takes on the space as an architectural and sculptural reality defined by area and shape, form and presence.
Powder-coated iron bars of different hues situated in the corners define the lines of the room and bring out a kind of underlying composition. In many respects, "Complaints III" relates to previous projects like "Demonstration (red and blue)" exhibited by Cherry and Martin at Art Unlimited in Basel in 2013; "A Poem is Two Words III," featured in Connors solo show, "Impressionism" at MOMA PS1 in 2012; and "The Defense of Longing for Love Against the Practice of Love" which appeared in Connors 2010 solo exhibition at Cherry and Martin, "Dromedary Resting."
Connors’ work was the subject of “Impressionism,” a solo exhibition at MOMA PS1 in October 2012. Recent solo and two-person museum exhibitions include “Gas... Telephone... One Hundred Thousand Rubles,” Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf, Germany), and “Concentrations 54: Matt Connors and Fergus Feehily,” Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX). In 2013, Connors was also included in “Outside the Lines: Painting: A Love Story,” Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (Houston, TX) and the international survey, “Painter, Painter,” Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN). In 2012, the artist received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Grant and the Belgacom Art Prize. Born in 1973, he received his BFA in 1995 from Bennington College (Bennington, VT) and his MFA in 2006 from Yale University School of Art (New Haven, CT). Connors grew up in San Diego; he lives and works in New York.
(Cherry and Martin archive)
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