Matt Connors, St Carthage Hall, 2020.
Abstracted by colour, Connors’ paintings and drawings are created through a process of layering and re-working forms extracted from his immediate environment. Over time, these recognisable shapes are steadily obscured through the repetitive application of paint and line – the visual reduction and dilation of influence creating works imbued with an almost psychedelic presence.
Indebted to the physicality of their production – process, materiality and action exist as equivalent points of departure in Connors’ work. Details are seized upon, drafted and re-worked – either within one painting or simultaneously across several; accidental drips and marks accumulated through time spent in his studio become integral to the work, his surfaces registering each moment in their creation. The installation of Connors’ works allude to the struggle and scrutiny of this process.
Revised dates for the exhibition will be announced shortly.