Matthew Metzger

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In the initial stages of writing this piece, I penned a question: It was the morning of November 9, 2016. The question concerned the boundary of public memory. The limit of how this memory is transformed into action. It was a question posed on a precipice, in both popular definitions of the term—between falling off the brink of one territory, and the inception of a new space. That was on November 9. A question about temporary suspension, the moment before one thing becomes the next. I think... [more]
What is the Form of Color?   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Matthew Metzger at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) May 7th, 2011 - May 29th, 2011
Posted 5/23/11
Matthew Metzger’s paintings in “Nocturne” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, mark the beginning of his highly ambitious, perhaps quixotic, project.  Metzger aims at nothing less than answering the question, posed by the artist himself during his gallery talk on May 10th, “What is the form of color?” Metzger also identified three traits of color during his discussion: “Expansion and contraction within a limit,” malleability and affect on the senses, and resistance to language.  It... [more]
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