Our Friend Matthew Palladino is showing at Art Miami Beach next week.
December 1st, 2010
NADA ART FAIR, MIAMI BEACH, 2010 December 2 – 5 The Deauville Beach Resort 6701 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33141
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions is pleased to announce a solo presentation of new work by Matthew Palladino at the NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach. Building off his last solo show at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, Palladino continues to develop themes filled with symbolic references to Western civilization, modern/contemporary popular culture, current affairs and taboo subjects. Palladino’s ambitious painting practice combines an obsessive attention to detail with sophisticated compositions of distorted spaces which employ a myriad of accompanying characters.
Within the over-sized works on paper, vignettes of exotic imagery are manipulated, distorted, skewed then methodically duplicated and rendered in a forced perspective expanding on a three dimensional grid. The paintings highlight the artist’s masterful hand and skillful technique that present spatially complex compositions of disparate imagery and illusion. The end result is a reconstruction of appropriated imagery, fragmented and used as building blocks for these intricate and elaborate reconfigurations.