Matthew Deleget: Vanitas
Peter Blake Gallery
435 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
April 26 – May 31, 2014
Opening: Saturday, April 26, 6-8pm
I’m delighted to announce my upcoming solo exhibition Vanitas at Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. The exhibition opens this Saturday, April 26, 6-8pm and will be on view through May 31.
I will be presenting a suite of new monochrome paintings made of enamel spray paint on canvas and highly decorative frames. The works fuse painting and its formal presentation into a single visual experience and examine perceived issues of taste and authority within the theater of an exhibition space.
These works were specifically informed by Dutch vanitas/still life painting of the 16th-17th centuries, Piet Mondrian’s neoplastic paintings from the 1920s-1940s, and the Radical Painting Group active in NYC during the 1970s-1980s.
Vanitas (Tomato Red), 2014
Enamel spray paint on canvas and decorative frame
22.5 x 26.5 x 3.5 inches