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Artist talk: Matthew Colaizzo
Thu, October 10, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Art Department at
Parkway Central Library
Matthew Colaizzo explores our relationship with the landscape as a curated experience through his drawings and prints.The inspiration for the drawings comes from places of land management both small scale and industrial, from roadwork to mining and quarrying. The dirt pile, large and small, is a common sight in these places which Colaizzo uses as a metaphor that blurs the line between natural and unnatural.
Matthew Colaizzo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1983 and currently lives and works in the city. He received his BFA from Tyler School of Art (2006) and his MFA for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2011). His work has been included in various group exhibitions, including the Print and Picture Collection here at the Free Library of Philadelphia, The International Print Center of New York and the University of Texas in Austin, as well as a solo exhibition at Napoleon Gallery (2015). He has been Artist in Residence at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado and Signal Fire Outpost in Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon. Colaizzo Currently teaches in the foundation department at Tyler School of Art.
Join us in Room 108, 1st floor of the Parkway Central library to hear the artist speak about his working process and ongoing projects and browse books and other materials selected by him from the library's collections.
Advance registration not required but encouraged: