Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ground shaking, ground breaking - Tectonics opening

Last night was the opening reception for Matt Stone's current show at Like the Spice, Tectonics.

The geological forms of Matt's sculptures enjoyed an evening surrounded by numerous human beings who spent the night admiring them. Everyone was thoroughly impressed with the scope and magnitude of the artist's most recent body of work. From his minimal, subtle pieces to his gnarled, neon, extraterrestrial sculptures, not a single piece went un-discussed. It was great to see the looks on people's faces as they noted more and more intricacies in Matt's work.

The show was a great success. Even Matt's parents came to show him love!

Many people were overwhelmed with the sheer complexity of the work.

Thanks to everyone who made it out. The show is up until the end of July 31st, so make sure you stop by and check it out - it is truly amazing.

Remember, we will have our monthly artist's dinner series, on Friday, July 8th. This edition is aptly titled Tectonic Plates. Make sure to RSVP for your seat at the table with the artist himself, delicious food and (as always) good company!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Matt Stone Tectonics opens Friday at Like the Spice Gallery

Like the Spice Gallery is delighted to present “Tectonics,” the first solo exhibition by Matt Stone opening Friday, June 24th! Stone's Perilous, playful, and ultimately geological sculptures are like underwater landscapes condensed and rearranged within new spacial contexts. Join us for the opening reception on the 24th from 6:30-9pm, enjoy cool refreshments, good company, and some breathtaking sculpture!

"Stone has affixed his gaze upon geological, geometric and botanic involution. His deeply layered sculptures are riddled with an expanse of materials, ranging from neon foam to cardboard florets, tendrils of resin, and tattered webs of spandex. Large, freestanding sculpture and small singular satellite objects intermingle fluidly on the walls, floor and ceiling. Stone's sculpture balances the obscenities of the environment with flirtatious, and strikingly calculated, ingenuity."