Matthew Metzger

March 13, 2015 - April 25, 2015

East Wing

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Matthew Metzger


That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 1)
2015
acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

Matthew Metzger

That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 1) detail
2015
acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

Matthew Metzger

That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 1) detail
2015
acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

Installation view

Matthew Metzger

That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 2)
2015
acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

Matthew Metzger

That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 2) detail
2015
acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

Installation view

Matthew Metzger

That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 3)
2015
acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

Matthew Metzger

That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 3) detail
2015
acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

Matthew Metzger

That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 3) detail
2015
acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

Press Release

Opening: Friday, March 13, 6:00-8:00pm

In the West Wing, CvsD presents new paintings by Chicago artist Matthew Metzger.  From a series of works that stem from saxophonist Anthony Braxton’s landmark For Alto , each painting is a result of a meditation on the limits of one’s breath. At what point can a single inhalation, and its pensive outward blow, provide an alternative understanding of the distance between the end and a beginning, abstraction and representation, repetition and improvisation, form and invention?