IN PROCESS: Matthew Steele

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IN PROCESS: MATTHEW STEELE 10.01.21 to 12.17.21

Hodges Taylor is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring new sculptures and works on paper by Charlotte-based artist, MATTHEW STEELE. Matthew’s practice hinges on the inherent connection between humanity and the infrastructures we inhabit. The work created for his first exhibition with the gallery stems from processing the recent loss of his father. The artist’s vernacular of pieced walnut sculptures is complemented by a new series of flattened mechanical drawings of three-dimensional objects in space using hundreds of feet of graphite line on paper. Continuing Matthew’s use of found objects, a discarded and reworked chandelier becomes both ceremonious and celebratory. In reckoning with a new absence, the resulting dimensionality in this exhibition becomes an homage to omnipresence. We are pleased to share that Hodges Taylor will donate 10% of sales to Crafting the Future, an artist-founded initiative working to diversify the fields of art, craft, + design.

Artwork and exhibition photography by Lydia Bittner-Baird. Artist portraits by Reuben Bloom.



Valley, 2021 Walnut, 23-gauge nails 33 x 63.5 x 6 inches 6200



Wake No. 1-3, 2021 Machine drawing with graphite on Stonehenge 31 x 23.5 inches each framed 1000 each framed, 800 each unframed


Basalt Pillars, 2021 Walnut, 23-gauge nails 49 x 15 x 4 inches 4600




Selections from the Formless Series, 2021 Machine drawing with pen on Stonehenge 14 x 10 inches each 400 each unframed


Selections from the Formless Series, 2021 Machine drawing with pen on Stonehenge 14 x 10 inches each 400 each unframed


Selections from the Formless Series, 2021 Machine drawing with pen on Stonehenge 14 x 10 inches each 400 each unframed



Basalt No. 6, 2021 Walnut, 23-gauge nails 48 x 13 x 4 inches 3200


Basalt No. 7, 2021 Walnut, 23-gauge nails 44 x 11.5 x 4 inches 3000



Basalt No. 3, 2021 Walnut, 23-gauge nails 33 x 10 x 4 inches 2300




Wake-R No. 1-2, 2021 Machine drawing with graphite on Stonehenge 28.5 x 20.5 inches each framed 900 framed, 800 unframed


Wake-R No. 3-4, 2021 Machine drawing with graphite on Stonehenge 28.5 x 20.5 inches each framed 900 framed, 800 unframed




Sea Change, 2021 Found chandelier, lighting fixture pieces 34 x 40 x 27 inches approximately 2000



"As an artist I am heavily influenced by infrastructure. I am interested in how the technologies of the self are often reflected in the physical technologies we create. My intent is to draw parallels between our humanity and the manufactured world we build. I often represent mass-produced forms with materials that are personally significant or precious, while using scale to further convey an intimacy with the viewer to humanize the experience. Using the aesthetic vocabulary of industry and function, I discuss human intention, need, and desire." MATTHEW STEELE


To make an inquiry, email: info@hodgestaylor.com Hodges Taylor 1414 S Tryon St, Ste 130

Charlotte, NC 28213


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