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Matthew Peers: Karst

Matthew Peers, Karst

7 September – 12 October 2018




Landscape underlain by limestone which has been eroded by dissolution, producing ridges, towers, fissures, sinkholes and other characteristic landforms.

“it was strange country, broken into hummocks and karsts and mesas”

Speleothems; Flowstone, Stalagmites, Stalactites, Soda-straws, Moon milk, Helitite. Are complex structures (sculpture) of mineral deposits forming over periods of time in the right environments. For the exhibition a new series of sculptures are presented, a product of behaviours and attitudes formed and developed in an architecture of: Material/Image/Reaction/Feeling. The sculptures contain an array of marks and material resonating on both plastic and conceptual levels, moving between architectural dioramas, artefacts, the domestic and the abstract. As formal sculpture they present a formlessness. An anachronistic time stretches and compresses the speed in which the works can be read, creating a multi-layered strata of narrative, colliding moments of the everyday, personal histories as well as cultural and art historical signifiers.

Matthew Peers (b.1991 Manchester) lives and works in London. He will complete studies at the Royal Academy Schools, London in 2021 and graduated from Slade School of Fine Art, London 2010-2014. Recent solo exhibitions include: rough-cast, SpazioA, Pistoia, (2018); Be-ThenChinge, GAO Gallery, London (2018); Fish and Shrine Sculptures, Troy Town Art Pottery, London (2017); A Paper Coffee Cup Thinking Of A Cigarette, Fat Relic, London (2017). Selected group exhibition include: Let’s See Where Were We? In The Pit Of Despair, De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2017); That Continuous Thing, Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920 – Today, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives (2016); LOOKING AT PEOPLE LOOKING AT ART, curated by Mark Essen, The Division of Labour, London (2015); The March Project, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE (2016); The Cerebus Syndrome, The Laughing Bell, London (2015); Potteries Thinkbelt, Rob Tufnell (2015); The Rare Earth Medicine Show, Troy Town Art Pottery,London (2014); Slade Degree Show, Slade School of Art, London (2014); Workhouse, The Elephants Head, London (2013).Online: THING 004 : TERRAIN, http:// formiv.com, ongoing.