Opening Reception: Thursday, May 26, 6 – 8 PM
Nicholas Metivier Gallery is pleased to announce and exhibition of paintings by Matthew Schofield. This is Schofield’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.
In his paintings, Matthew Schofield embraces the experimentation of the photograph as a tactile object. typically rendered in a 1:1 scale, his work meticulously reproduces every aspect of the photographs, including characteristic markings such as writing fading and tears. Schofield’s process – appropriating the images, rendering them in oil paint and reconfiguring them into a new narrative – pays homage to the printed family snapshot that is rapidly becoming obsolete while eschewing sentimentality with his systematic approach.
Image Credit: Matthew Schofield, ‘Women Waiting’, 2016, oil on mylar on wood, 7 x 5 inches