The paintings of Matt Phillips (CFA 07) blend influences from modernist abstraction, folk art, and African textiles, creating contemporary pastiches that are just as colloquial as they are clever. Phillips paints with a pigment and silica blend that allows each brushstroke to dry instantaneously, leaving a map of his paintings’ construction through physical evidence of touch. He uses notions of pattern, textile, and decorative to hint at referential codes that allow the abstract to take on tangible, comfortable forms. Phillips graduated from the MFA Painting program at Boston University in 2007. He is a founding member of the Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery in Brooklyn and has taught at Mount Holyoke College and Hampshire College. Solo exhibitions have been held at Steven Harvey Fine Arts Projects and the University of Maine Museum of Art.
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Earlier Event: September 10Carrie Mae Weems at Boston College
Later Event: September 12Vivian Greven & Kirstin Lamb at Providence College