Pedro Matos goes America
Shooting Gallery presents "Ephemera", a series of striking new painted works by Portuguese artist Pedro Matos. This will be Matos’ first solo project at Shooting Gallery, following his participation in group projects at sister spaces White Walls and 941 Geary last year. The opening reception is Saturday, September 3, from 7-11 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through September 24.
The works featured in Ephemera are the newest iteration of Matos’ masterful oil-on-canvas explorations, featuring a complex layering of texture, pattern and portraiture. He collects inspiration from a variety of sources, and photographs people, places, and aesthetic details to pull from for his finished works. Matos’ new canvases are a result of the piling-up of things he is drawn to, torn-up, remixed, and given the appearance of ripped paper – set to mimic the aesthetic of worn, shredded posters pasted to the side of a building. Through this visual language, Matos hopes to pull the viewer into a conversation surrounding impermanence, and the constant shifting of social, political, moral, cultural and aesthetic ideas.
Opening Reception – September 3, 2011, 7-11 pm On View Through September 24, 2011,
@ Shooting Gallery (www.shootinggallerysf.com) 839 Larkin St,
San Francisco, CA
2011/09/02 // 13:00 h // written by Art Bastard