Chelsea, Art, The Two Percent

This is Wood. Sculptures By Matt Johnson

WOOD SCULPTURES by Matt Johnson

303 Gallery, Chelsea NYC. Ends 25 February 2017

Matt Johnson: Untitled (Four Stacked Tape Rolls) 2016, carved wood and paint.

Matt Johnson: Untitled (Four Stacked Tape Rolls) 2016, carved wood and paint.

What it is:
Cardboard boxes, painter's tape, styrofoam chunks and more garbage are all painted WOOD sculptures.

Matt Johnson: Untitled (Balancing Styrofoam Corner) 2016, carved wood and paint.

Matt Johnson: Untitled (Balancing Styrofoam Corner) 2016, carved wood and paint.

Matt Johnson: Untitled (Amazon Box) 2016, carved wood and paint.

Matt Johnson: Untitled (Amazon Box) 2016, carved wood and paint.

Why it matters:
So you're studying this fake box for 10 minutes in disbelief (hint: look into the darkest corners of each sculpture to see evidence of wood carving - where the chisel couldn't quite reach), and then suddenly cardboard boxes on the sidewalk become amazing for the rest of the afternoon. You know that scene from American Beauty? Yeah that'll be you.

Matt Johnson @ 303 Gallery, 555 W 21st St, New Yrk, NY 10011.  -->Link to more images

 

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