Curated by Suzanne Dittenber
January 5 – January 22, 2016
The work of artist and Taylor University graduate Matt Herrmann will be featured at Metcalf Gallery January 5-22, 2016. The main works in the exhibition – Converting the Impossible Into the Actual – are photographs of consumer rubber and spandex products purchased from home good and specialty stores around New York City, with images of natural materials printed on the surfaces.
The spandex and rubber products are simulacra of the materials they represent, including wood and cotton. Inspired by Josef Albers’ photographs of his students Matière studies at Black Mountain College and Eileen Quinlan’s Twin Peaks, the works in Converting the Impossible Into the Actual address ideas of representation, reproduction, and perception within photography.
Herrmann is an archivist at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery and teaching assistant at the School of Visual Arts, Manhattan. He holds a BA in Film Production from Taylor and an MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from The School of Visual Arts.