May 4, 2008
THIS WEEK IT'S THE AMANDA BROWDER SHOW!!! GUEST STARRING TONY
Tony Matelli has always been interested in the underdog. He has become well known for his hyper-realistic sculptures often depicting characters and things just barely getting by; things nearly dead, hopelessly lost or otherwise totally unwanted. These sculptures serve as metaphors for our own social malaise and our general struggle for survival. They mimic inner states of desolation, panic, ambivalence and despair; frequent conditions associated with trying to locate ones self within our social world.
Tony Matelli has exhibited extensively in the US and in Europe.
His work was most recently seen in “5 Billion Years,? at the Palais
de Tokyo, Paris, and Into Me/Out of Me, at P.S. 1 MOMA New York,
travelling to KW Berlin Institute of Contemporary Art. Upcoming
projects include Evolution: Tony Matelli/Alexis Rockman,
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Still Life, at the Dunedin
Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand, and Die Macht der Dinge -
The Power of Things, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin.
Also Duncan tries out his acting chops, with mixed