You Are the Vanishing Point

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You Are the Vanishing Point

213 N. Morgan #3C
Chicago, IL 60607
August 5th, 2011 - September 3rd, 2011
Opening: August 5th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

West Loop/West Town
Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 6 pm


EBERSMOORE is pleased to announce its upcoming solo exhibition You are the Vanishing Point by Chicago artist Matt Irie.


Dripping paint in every direction, Matt Irie’s densely constructed paintings in You Are the Vanishing Point occupy a disorienting space between traditions of geometric painting and surreal installation. The illusion of conflicting gravity created by Irie’s craft, in which marks are made by the application of individual and multi-directional paint drips, presents each narrative according to optical effect. Where the grid is employed one way, nests of marks accelerate the eye into depths of overlapping lines, but when the paintings flatten, the history of Irie’s engagement with fleeting surrealism is on physical display. Flickering between illusions of deep vertigo and telling phenomena of construction, the paintings in You Are the Vanishing Point function as historical palindromes, working in both directions to engage their viewer as something more than real.


Matt Irie (b. 1977) is an artist living and working in the Chicago area. He received his MFA from Northwestern University in 2002 and has since exhibited both independently and in collaboration with Dominick Talvacchio throughout the United States and abroad, including: the Wright Museum of Art in Beloit, Wisconsin; the Lulea Art Biennial in Lulea, Sweden; MetroTech in Brooklyn, New York; and Unit B Gallery, San Antonio. Irie is a professor of visual art at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois. You Are The Vanishing Point is his first solo exhibition with EBERSMOORE Gallery.