Matthew Deleget, They Don’t Love You Like I Love You, 2009, Silver monochromes, silver acrylic paint on 4 panels, hit with a hammer, 16 x 60 inches overall, each panel 16 x 12 inches

Three Summer MFA Shows Tackle Painting and Its Discontents
by Allison Meier
Hyperallergic
July 26, 2012

“Three current exhibits focusing on recent MFA recipients show that painting is still being utilized by young artists for experimentation, even if they have to totally destroy the canvas with a hammer or fill it with cement…Then there is Matthew Deleget’s frenzied “They Don’t Love You Like I Love You” (2009), where four panels painted with silver were totally smashed by the artist, leaving jagged holes to the empty wall, showing that voids of paintings, at least when they are attacked in such an agressive way, can have just as much emotion as those without blunt force trauma…Art Peña, similar to Matthew Deleget in the Pratt show, has destroyed the place for the paint within the frame, here with a cake of cement in “Attempt 17″ (2012), a statement on artistic trial and error instead of Deleget’s angry love.”

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Matthew Deleget
They Don’t Love You Like I Love You, 2009
Silver monochromes, silver acrylic paint on 4 panels, hit with a hammer
16 x 60 inches overall, each panel 16 x 12 inches

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