About the Work
Matt Phillips' paintings are abstract meditations on the ever-shifting terrain of object perception, resulting in potent color portals that contain a multiplicity, similar to light refracting. In our new collaboration Mollusk, Phillips created eight unique works on paper with original pastel drawings covering the base archival pigment print, which is released here separately as a limited edition. "I have painted several iterations of Mollusk over the past few years. Remaking an image is not unlike saying a word over and over again. Initially, the act of repetition seems to deepen my connection to language. This quickly gives way, and I find myself in the territory of abstraction, a place where rhythm, intonation, and structure can foreground meaning. Through repetition, the subject matter of Mollusk has been many different things. It has been a study in how an octopus moves and how a flower blossoms. It's been a chase after the color of a January sunset and a chance encounter with a snail on the underside of a leaf. Mollusk has reminded me of watching my young son’s bathwater spiral down the drain, and been my feeble attempt to diagram the way two distant galaxies might eventually collide." — Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips has had solo exhibitions at The Landing Gallery (Los Angeles), Reynolds Gallery (Richmond, VA), Direktorenhaus Museum (Berlin), Studio d’Arte Raffaelli (Trento, Italy), Devening Projects (Chicago), Zillman Art Museum (Bangor, Maine), and Steven Harvey (New York). He has participated in group exhibitions at Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami), Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles), Hollis Taggart (New York), Jeff Bailey Gallery (Hudson, NY), and Ampersand Gallery (Portland, OR). Phillips has been an artist-in-residence at The Fores Project, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. He currently lives and works in New York.
Authentication & Resale
Signed, dated and numbered by the artist on front.
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Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.
Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
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