You still have time to see Matt Wedel’s exhibition, Peaceable Fruit, at L.A. Louver (Los Angeles, November 18 — December 30, 2015). CFile Chief Editor Garth Clark reviewed the show a few weeks ago, calling it: “one of this year’s most important exhibitions. It succeeds in elevating the artist’s stature as a sculptor and advances ceramics as a contemporary art medium.”
“This not a show to miss. It is a game changer for the artist, and the growing role of ceramics in art.”
The gallery recently posted a video in which Wedel discusses the sculpture on exhibition, what it represents for him and how it has changed from his earlier work. It’s three minutes of insightful commentary from the creator himself. Wedel said he was working within a “peaceable kingdom” narrative, a place symbolizing rich biodiversity and harmony with nature.
“The title is Peaceable Fruit, which is an acknowledgement of the role that landscape and mythology play in my work.”
He said that his work has shifted stylistically. He’s working deeper within abstraction for his plant sculptures. Wedel said he’s moving away from the faceted structures in his work; his stylization has moved to the entire form, rather than the face. He said this mirrors the abstraction of his floral works.
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