Matt Gagnon: Imaginary Artifacts

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Matt Gagnon Imaginary Artifacts

Winston Wächter Fine Art


Winston Wächter Fine Art 203 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 Matt Gagnon

Imaginary Artifacts July 28 – September 18, 2021 Winston Wächter Fine Art is excited to announce our second sold exhibition with Los Angeles sculptor Matt Gagnon. Formally trained as an architect, artist Gagnon is sensitively aware of how we use space, and the impact that can have on our emotional response to our surroundings. Through his light stack sculptures, Gagnon pays careful attention to each element, texture, and color, and what those might evoke. They are subtle symbols of our pasts, our travels, our memories. “The Light Stacks is an ongoing series mining the emotional frequencies of color, material and texture. Marks from a formalist who wants to be a poet. The process involves incessant additions and subtractions in search of moments where materials harmonize in unexpected combinations. Endlessly nonlinear and open to distraction the stackings, directed towards the same vertical conclusion, become vestigial columns from misplaced memories. The question I ask over and over while making these - will this material sitting on this material change how this light will feel, present itself, and stand in a room.” – Matt Gagnon Gagnon studied architecture at Cornell University before joining the studios of Gaetano Pesce and Frank Gehry. He has taught design at Otis College of Art, Parsons School of Constructed Environments and has been invited to speak at Savannah College of Art and Design, Woodbury School of Architecture, City College of New York and University of Central Oklahoma. He has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Metropolis, Surface, Interior Design and Dwell. Additionally, Gagnon has been commissioned by Peter Marino (for Chanel and Louis Vuitton), MTV, The Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton hotel groups, Google and NASA’s Deep Space Network facility in Pasadena, CA. For more information, please contact (206) 652-5855 or gallery@winstonwachter.com


Concrete with Cherry 2021 Concrete, cherry wood, dyed MDF, Acrylic, Aluminum, LED 64.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches $23,000


Detail view of Yellow Brown


Yellow Brown 2021 Oak, dyed MDF, Acrylic, Aluminum, LED 76 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches $25,000

*Same artwork with lights on and off


Detail views of Blue Brown Glass


Blue Brown Glass 2021 Hand Blown Glass, Acrylic, Dyed Beech, Dyed MDF, Aluminum, LED 67.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches $32,000

*Same artwork with lights on and off


Mulberry Short, 2021, Mulberry stump, acrylic, aluminum, dyed MDF, ash, LED, 26.5 x 16 x 15 inches, $16,000

*Same artwork with lights on and off


Mulberry Short Burnt, 2021, Mulberry stump, acrylic, aluminum, dyed MDF, ash, LED, 24.5 x 12 x 9 inches, $15,000


Detail views of Yellow Glass


Yellow Glass (outdoor) 2021 Stainless steel, Hand Blown Glass, Concrete, LED 77 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches $38,000

*Same artwork with lights on and off


Detail views of Blue Orange Glass


Blue Orange Glass 2021 Hand Blown Glass, Acrylic, Dyed Ash, Dyed MDF, Aluminum, LED 59 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches $29,000

*Same artwork with lights on and off


Ochre & Brass, 2020, Mixed Media, 30 x 8 x 8 inches, $16,000


Concrete Hammered 2021 Concrete, Dyed MDF, Acrylic, Aluminum, Steel, LED, Dyed Ash 82 x 11 x 11 inches $28,000



Burnt Pine 2020 Mixed Media 38 x 8 x 8 inches $16,000

Pickled Pine 2020 Pine log, acrylic, aluminum, LED 59 x 8 x 8 inches $22,000


Fumed Pine, 2020, Mixed Media, 48 x 8 x 8 inches, $21,000


Black Concrete 2020 Concrete, acrylic, dyed MDF, aluminum, LED 78.5 x 11 x 11 inches $28,000


Colors & Concrete, 2020, Mixed Media, 45.5 x 8 x 8 inches, $21,000


Matt Gagnon, White Pebble, 2020, Mixed Media, 39 x 8 x 8 inches, $16,000


Other works available at www.winstonwachter.com Contact gallery@winstonwachter.com to view works in person

203 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109