Matthew Gallagher’s Research and Development
HEDGE Gallery presents multidisciplinary artist Matthew Gallagher, returning this spring with a new body of work reflecting on the beauty of what he experiences through nature. Gallagher’s encaustic and sculpted pieces capture the awe-inspiring emotions evoked by animal and plant life, honoring their complexities with each nuance and detail he creates.
Gallagher works in paint, resin, inks and encaustic wax, often combining mediums to build dimensional paintings and sculptures. His color palette is expanding in more neon and acid tones, touching on the essence of life forms of the past or future.
Matthew states, “The most beautiful, complex, and magical things I have ever seen were not created by humans, but by the interconnectedness of energy, matter, and the inherent organization of our universe—nature. It is my mission to mix my self-expression with the expression of natural forms through processes that provide another perspective on the astonishing beauty of the forces that surround us and are too often taken for granted.”
Since 2011, Matthew Gallagher has been using self-developed methods combining physics, chemistry and mathematics to create art. Extending beyond various mediums and formats, his artwork is also entangled in his life, community practices, love for animals, and connection with people through performance and sound. Gallagher supports the work of experimental artists at his Cleveland studio and living space, R & D, which offers residencies for local, national and international artists.
MATTHEW GALLAGHER | APRIL 17-JUNE 5
PREVIEW 6-8PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
RECEPTION 5-9PM FRIDAY, APRIL 17
1300 West 78th Street, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
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