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MATTHEW CURTIS Intersect

LewAllenGalleries


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Matthew Curtis Intersect

June 8 - July 15.2018

LewAllenGalleries Railyard Arts District | 1613 Paseo de Peralta | Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 | tel 505.988.3250 www.lewallengalleries.com | contact@lewallengalleries.com

cover: Ediface Pair Blue Gold, 2018, blown and fused glass, stainless steel, 23.5 x 17.75 x 8 in


Matthew Curtis Intersect Drawing upon an ongoing fascination with both architectural and biological forms, Australiabased glass artist Matthew Curtis creates sweeping, organic forms from glass, colored oxide, and steel. Today regarded as one of the most innovative, up-and-coming voices in contemporary glass sculpture, LewAllen Galleries presents an exhibition of new works by Curtis, entitled Intersect, opening with a reception on Friday, June 8 and remaining on view through July 15, 2018. Combining unlike materials and developing his own color tints, Curtis is known for his innovative technique, as well as his concerted effort to broaden both the visual and formal possibilities of glass art. Matthew Curtis’ masterful glass sculptures are imbued with interlocking networks of rhythm, harmony, and shining color. In creating his complex glass works, the artist draws our attention to the elemental details of our surroundings: the organic within the architectural, and, too, the patterns hidden within the natural world. With visual motifs that reference growth, order, and strength, Curtis’ forms allude to structural geometry at all scales, from cellular tissue to vast architectural space. His dynamic sculptures play with texture and transparency in layers of cascading, radiant colors, referencing the built world through the material language of steel and blown glass. Upon close inspection, each finelyconsidered element is similar but not identical to the next, revealing Curtis’ careful articulation of form through lyrical, rhythmic curve and contour. Born in Luton, England in 1964, Matthew Curtis moved to Australia in 1981. He began as a glassmaker in 1991, assisting Robert Wynne at Denizen Glass while simultaneously developing his own artistic voice. His work has been included in many private and public collections including the Saxe collection at the De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; the Ernsting Stifting Museum, Coesfeld, Germany; the National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga, Australia; and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia. 2


Intersect Blue Green, 2018, blown and fused glass, stainless steel, 16.5 x 25.5 x 9.5 in

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Section Pair, Neo Blue Olive Gold, 2018, blown and tinted glass with stainless frame, 13.5 x 35 x 7 in 5


Ediface Pair Amber Red, 2018, blown and fused glass, stainless steel, 23.5 x 17.75 x 8 in 6


Contour Red, 2018, blown and fused glass, stainless steel, 24.5 x 15.25 x 4 in 7


Section Teal Uranium 2018, blown and fused glass, stainless steel, 11.75 x 17.25 x 7.75 n 8


Intersect Green, 2018, blown and fused glass, stainless steel, 15.75 x 21 x 12.5 in 9


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Section Pair Neo Blue, 2018, blown and fused glass, stainless steel, 19.75 x 32.75 x 6 in 11


Section Amber Red, 2018, blown and fused glass, stainless steel, 11.5 x 13.75 x 4 in 12


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Section Multi, 2018, blown and fused glass, stainless steel, 11.75 x 17.25 x 7.75 in 15


Section Pair Green Blue, 2018, blown and fused glass, stainless steel, 13.5 x 32.75 x 6 in 16


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Matthew Curtis

b. Luton, England, 1964

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2018 Intersect, LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM 2017 Assembled, Sabbia Gallery Solo Exhibition Sydney, AU 2008 Matthew Curtis, Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH Dividing Lines, Pismo Gallery, Aspen, CO 2005 Segmented Structures, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, AU 2004 Matthew Curtis, Sanske Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland 2003 Grid Lines, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, AU Tactile, Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney, AU Surveying the Surface, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, AU 2001 Matthew Curtis, Sanske Gallery and Creative Glass, Zurich, Switzerland SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 Sketch, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, AU 2017 Sarasota Glass Now. Habatat Gallery, Sarasota USA, Sarasota, FL Wheaton Glass Weekend, Habatat Gallery, Millville, NJ Defining Moments, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, AU 2016 Artem Vitro, LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM Art Palm Beach, Habitat Gallery, Palm Beach, FL Sarasota Glass Now, Habatat Gallery, Sarasota, FL Habatat Gallery International Invitational Exhibition, Royal Oak, MI Interconnected, Form Gallery, Queanbeyan NSW, AU 2015 Creative Fellow Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, AU Wheaton Glass Weekend, Millville, NJ Habatat Gallery International Invitational Exhibition, Royal Oak, MI Palette, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, AU 2014 Tree, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, AU Habatat Gallery International Invitational, Royal Oak, MI 2013 A Line of Symmetry, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, AU Habatat International Invitational, Royal Oak, MI Prima, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, AU 2012 Habatat International Invitational, MI Global + Local, Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, FL SOFA Chicago, Pismo Gallery, Chicago, IL Habatat International Invitational, Royal Oak, MI 2011 Habatat International Invitational, Royal Oak, MI Geometry Masters Exhibition, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, AU SOFA Chicago, Pismo Gallery, Chicago, IL 18

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2002

Transparent, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, AU Sum of Parts, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, AU Symmetry in Nature, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, AU Collect at Satchi Gallery London, Raglan Gallery, Sydney, AU Palm Beach 3, Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Palm Beach, FL SOFA Santa Fe, Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Dialogue, Beaver Gallery, Canberra, AU Palm Beach 3, Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Palm Beach, FL Collect, V&A, England, Raglan Gallery Sydney, London, England SOFA Chicago, Thomas R. Riley Gallery, Chicago, IL Structural Divisions, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne, AU Australische Impressionen, Gallery Rosenhauer, Goettin gen, Germany Australian Glass, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada Collect, V&A, England, Raglan Gallery Sydney, London, England Canberra Glass 2005, Beaver Gallery, Canberra, AU Glass Survey Exhibition, Sanske Gallery, Zurich, Switzer land Collect, V&A, England, Raglan Gallery, London, England Something Different, Glass Pyramid Gallery, Budapest, Hungary National Sculpture Prize Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, AU Material Culture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, AU Transparent Things, National Gallery of Australia, Trave ling Exhibition in Collaboration with Wagga Wagga

AWARDS 2015 Tom Malone Prize Finalist, Gallery of Western Australia Creative Fellow at Canberra Glassworks 2014 Capital Arts Patrons Organisation, Canberra, Fellowship, New Work 2013 Arts ACT New Work Grant, AU Waterhouse Art Science Prize 2012 Arts ACT New Work, AU 2011 Arts NSW Travel Grant Arts Act New Work Grant, AU 1999 Thomas Foundation Grant


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Railyard Arts District | 1613 Paseo de Peralta | Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 | tel 505.988.3250 www.lewallengalleries.com | contact@lewallengalleries.com Š 2018 LewAllen Contemporary LLC Artwork Š Matthew Curtis

Matthew Curtis: Intersect  
Matthew Curtis: Intersect