Opening tonight at Deitch Projects‘ 76 Grand Street, New York City space is Pictures of Women, new works by Matt Greene. In his second solo exhibition with the gallery, Greene will present, as the title suggests, representational images of women. The large scale works blend formal concerns such as surface, color and abstracted space, with what the press release states as, “…investigations into the connections between sexual fetish of the female figure, and forms of nature.”
Physically, the works begin as paper collage. The artist then builds the surface through paint and subsequent layers of collage, which are peeled back to reveal earlier incarnations of the work.
The artist has been included in countless international and museum-based exhibitions. Recently, his works were included in Mannerfantasien 2 at COMA in Berlin, Eden’s Edge at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Fractured Figure at the Deste Foundation in Athens, and Dream Trauma at Kunstalle Vienna.