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Matt Huber

[11° x 7° x 38°]

2012

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Puttied-over and drywalled-in, countless writhing narratives give way to porcelain sterility, a temporary tabula rasa tenuously projected on the opportunistic and irreverent lacerations of inexorable alterations. The contemporary art gallery is a unique brand of erasure, a simulated neutral schema. Yet 1414 Monterey resists. This piece seeks to ride the uneasy discord unraveling from the infinitely folded white surface of the gallery interior as it simultaneously inhabits the thinly partitioned ubiquitous modern grid and the solid, calcified interior of a once domestic building. It challenges the distinction between poche and surface and resonates with the anxiety of adjacency.

Curated by Mary Lou Arscott

Exhibition

Gestures 16: Intimate Friction, March 30 - November 30, 2012
About The Artist

Matt Huber received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture. He was also a visiting student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He works as a designer and architectural intern at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.

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