Artist and filmmaker Matt McCormick is a creator of short films, documentary and experimental videos that examine the American landscape both culturally and physically. The artist has completed projects such as “The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal” which makes the observation that the process of removing or “buffing” graffiti by painting over it unknowingly produces new forms of artistic creation. Opening next week at Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery in the Lee Center for the Arts is the artist’s “future so bright” video series. In these videos McCormick has captured the sprit of the contemporary American West through slow moving images of homes, vast skies and forgotten spaces. McCormick recently shot a music video for the music group The Shins, and has had work appear on MTV, the Sundance Channel and received several awards including the Best Short Film from the San Francisco International Film Fest.
The artist is also the founder of the video label Peripheral Produce and created the Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival.