February, February a solo exhibition by Mathew McConnell. The opening reception is June 2 from 6-9 pm, the exhibit runs through July 21, 2018. The Gallery is located at 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida.
“Art doesn’t give rise to anything in us that isn’t already there. It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire that illuminates who we have always wanted to be.”
Mathew McConnell finds hidden messages in the depths of black charcoal. By mimicking pattern and repeating textures he creates a conversation that visually stimulates the viewer.
Mathew creates replications that ultimately follow their own unique visual path. McConnell writes of his process:
“My investigations begin with the works of other visual artists. Often using a form or image of another artist’s as a starting point, I recreate the work with alterations to suit my own compositional and conceptual preferences.