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Matthew Weber

1777 Farmington Avenue
Unionville, CT 06085-1207, U.S.A.
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Phone: (860) 673-7800     Fax: (203)693-0834
Email: ctmatthewweber@aol.com

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Artist Statement

These works challenge the viewer to reconsider the physical mass of the forests structure from within a vernacular architectural context. Contemporary American cultures interpretation of historic architectural form and function is reinterpreted through its parts at a structural level. The physical and symbolic materialization of wood is explored through the depiction and manipulation of building materials. The basis of my work constitutes a sculptural imposition of structure onto the raw surfaces of organic tree matter and its contextual reversal. Contrasting forms and material presence reveals disjuncture between a trees inherent tubular physicality and the squared dimensions of its material products. Wood transformed is significant to the identity of contemporary American culture as a symbol of its material past and as an indicator of societal continuity.

Education:

M.F.A., Sculpture - 2002, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

B.F.A., Sculpture - 1997, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut

 

Two Person Exhibitions:

2003 The Pump House Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut

1997 Taub Hall Gallery, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut.

Select Group Exhibitions:

2003

untitled(space) gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Superstructures

artSPACE@16, Malden, Massachusetts, The Quality of Quantity.

Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, Connecticut, The Craft of Art.

2002

Center for Visual Art + Culture Gallery at Uconn Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut, First Time Out: All Over Again.

The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York, Projects ’02.

Noble Horizons, Salisbury, Connecticut

The William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut

Redeeming: Method and Meaning.

2001 The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center Gallery, West Rutland, Vermont.