"Patriot & Hatchet", latex on carved foam.

Artist Matt Rich Shows Work in Nancy Lincoln Gallery

Beaver’s Nancy Lincoln Gallery is honored to present visiting artist Matt Rich’s show Splitting.

Matt is the recipient of a research fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a fellowship from the Terra Foundation for the Arts funding a residency in Giverny, France. Recent exhibitions of his work include solo shows at Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas and the Suburban in Oak Park, Illinois and group shows at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, O.H+T Gallery in Boston and White Flag Projects in St. Louis, Missouri. In the summer of 2009 he completed an NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd in Northwestern Iceland.

Artist Matt Rich speaking to Beaver students.

Artist Matt Rich speaking to Beaver students.

During an artist talk to upper school students on November 7, Matt explained how he creates his art. He begins with large sheets of paper that are each painted with a different color. Then, he will cut the paper and piece different colors together to form a larger work.

Splitting features three works: “Patriot & Hatchet” is a three-dimensional piece made of latex on carved foam, “Painting of Patriot & Hatchet” is a two-dimensional representation of the three-dimensional piece, and “Ampersand” is a large piece created with acrylic, latex, and paper. Matt also displays the original sketch for “Ampersand” to show how the final piece differs from the original idea.

The public is invited to attend a reception at the Nancy Lincoln Gallery on Beaver Country Day School’s campus on Thursday, November 17, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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