Project 2: June 11
Come Together, 2012
Come Together features a tessellating pattern of bodies connected by strands of ectoplasmic material. Inspired by the underground invisible network of tissues that connects mushrooms, as well as the residue of a medium’s séance, the shamanistic figures in this work are attempting to find tangible bonds between visually separated bodies and spaces. The figures could be read as various discreet members of a population, or the kaleidoscopic refraction of a single individual. The stairway is seen as a passageway between two spaces that might seem at odds with each other but coexist simultaneously, a bridge between the physical world and a space less tangible.
Matt Greene (b. 1972, Atlanta, GA) is a Los Angeles-based painter and performance artist known for his dark and otherworldly landscapes that investigate horticulture, horror films, fairy tales, and 19th Century symbolist art. His work has been exhibited at Stuart Shave Modern Art, London; Peres Projects, Los Angeles and Berlin; Deitch Projects, New York; COMA, Berlin; and the Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria. Greene’s work is a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.