Thursday 1st Feb 2018
– Saturday 24th Feb 2018
See website for gallery hours. First Thursday Opening Reception: 1 February, 6–8pm
Put on by Davidson Galleries
Perhaps Chile’s best known artist, Matta was trained as an architect. Through Le Corbusier he came to know Garcia Lorca, Salvador Dali and Andre Breton, which in turn led him to join the Surrealist movement in 1937. His time in Madrid, London, Paris, and Scandinavia during the 1930s connected him to Gropius, Moholy-Nagy, Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Gordon Ford, Yves Tanguy and Alvar Aalto. After moving to New York in 1939, his images reflect a blend of the Surrealist landscape of the subconscious and the Action Painting of the Abstract Expressionist school. The human form reappeared in works of the 1940s combined with organic and symbiotic relationships with machines.
-via Davidson Galleries