Matt Wedel: On the Verge
On April 4, 2019, LSU Museum of Art presents Matt Wedel: On the Verge, an exhibition of ceramic sculpture by LSU School of Art Reilly visiting artist Matt Wedel. Wedel’s often remarkably large-scale ceramic works explore culture and nature and push materials and forms to the verge of collapse. Visually and conceptually, Wedel’s sculpture collapses boundaries between painting, sculpture, and ceramics. His flower and landscape forms seem burdened by scale and color. The drooping forms suggest the the pressure of culture encroaching on landscape to ultimately form a “poetic narration of collapse.”
Matt Wedel: On the Verge is on view April 4, 2019 through September 29, 2019.
About the Artist
Matt Wedel holds and MFA in ceramics from California State University, Long Beach and a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. Matt Wedel’s work is included in the collections of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Long Beach Museum of Art, among others. Wedel is represented by LA Louver Gallery. He lives and works in Athens, Ohio.
Matt Wedel: On the Verge is collaboration between the LSU College of Art & Design, the LSU School of Art and LSU Museum of Art. Support is provided by The Winifred and Kevin P. Reilly Jr. Fund and the following generous Annual Exhibition Fund donors: The Imo N. Brown Memorial Fund in memory of Heidel Brown and Mary Ann Brown; Louisiana CAT; Charles Schwing; Alma Lee, H.N. and Cary Saurage Fund; Newton B. Thomas Family/Newtron Group; Susanna Atkins McCarthy; Mr. and Mrs. Sanford A. Arst; and LSU College of Art & Design.