Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A 40th and another opportunity to see my exhibition.

AK turned forty, this past weekend. I baked him a cake sized brownie. He loves chocolate and brownies! We went out to dinner that night and had a good time.  Here are some photos from the morning:

Posing with some of the items I gave him.

Lighting the candles (yep, we had already started eating the brownie):

Posing with the 'cake' and wearing a Donald Trump branded tie, his family gave him.

Now enough about AK and more about me!

My exhibition has a final viewing at Balkon Art Incubator, here is some info and some photos!

This is Sunday is the final opportunity to see the exhibition- "Seminal and non-seminal works", at Balkon Art Incubator.

Date: Sunday 20th of March
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: 635 Plenty Rd, Preston (Near Tyler st).

Some info about the show, from my artist statement:

" Over the last two years Matthew has been exploring Bricolage through the manipulation of translucent materials. The works in this exhibition were created using this technique. Much of Matthew’s work is centered on finding beauty in spaces or items which are unwanted or discarded. The series ‘Seminal and non-seminal works’ sees Matthew making a shift from passive observer of beauty to active participant in its creation.

‘Seminal and non-Seminal works’ explores several themes. The themes are:

-how items 'to hand' can be used in the creation of beauty,

-the artist’s own personal exploration of how chosen materials are used to represent the joy of life (and its creation) and

-How the experience each viewer has with each piece of work can be affected by the emotional meaning they have attached or imbued in the items used."

I do hope that you will be able to attend. Please feel free to pop in, say hello and bring your friends. Please feel free to also forward this invite those whom you think would be interested. It is important to note that these works are different to my usual abstract photographs and are mixed media works. Some aspects of the show may be confronting for some people. Please do not hesitate to contact me in need.

best regards,

matthew schiavello.

A discerning art lover who matched her outfit to the prints!

A.K. was barman! -What will it be sir? or is it more 'whadda ya want?'

One of the prints that sold on opening night:
                                                ‘Seminal works #23 110116′
                                               Mixed media. 12 x 18 inches.

All images copyright matthew schiavello 2016

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