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May 20, 2011 to August 21, 2011

Matthew Alden Price: Stills

Although trained in ceramics, the work of Matthew Alden Price increasingly delves into painting, combining elements of each medium in his final pieces. His painting technique is informed by is knowledge of the application of glazes, providing a trompe l'oeil finish that mimics the texture of ceramics on the two dimensional structure. This is superimposed by actual ceramic vessels and vases, further blending what is usually the very distinct mediums of painting and craft. The surfaces and sculptures Price creates are directly influenced by his travels.

Having moved over 15 times, as well as living between the United States and Korea, his works are like tactile memories of place and time. As Price states, “The memories of each place are forever present though the details often escape me. Recalling the textures and surfaces of each place is like scrolling through a collection of wallpaper samples. It is a vocabulary that forms the sentences of my stories while nurturing the desire to continually look, question, and want more.”

Matthew Alden Price received a MFA in Ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Tags: ceramics, mixed media