If you look at Matt MacIntire’s sculpture, you may note that it contains elements that could be shark’s teeth or spines, bristling with spikes. At Artomatic last year he had this to say about his work.
“I want my sculptures to appear as if they were found by some archaeological expedition, rather than fabricated in a studio. I do not want to merely copy ancient objects though. I want to fuse the hand crafted appearance of precious artifacts with the precise mechanical appearance of industrial machinery. The addition of some cryptic writing suggests some ritualistic use that blurs the apparent function and suffuses the object with an added layer of mystery.”
At Waverly Street in the 24/24 exhibit, just change the term “archaeological” to “paleontological”. At any rate, it is worth discovering and I can imagine how it would appear as sculpture in a lobby or living space.
“I was born and raised in Washington, DC, the son of a second generation architect. Structures have always been an important part of my life. My family always encouraged curiosity and learning far more than mere education. Even though school was always easy for me, I am mostly self-taught. Various events always conspired to prevent me from completing any degree program. Even so, I consider myself well educated.”
I saw Matt while he was installing his work. It was lying down and he meticulously assembled it like an engineer. It was astonishing to see it completely installed.
Wander around and see other work that is simply pleasing to the eye like Margaret Leonard’s “Rook Shadows,” for instance.
Artist Di Stoval produced a most creative painted object that is cross between painting, sculpture, and frame. It is titled, Blue Maze. She is exhibiting as a guest of Ann Leonard, a ceramist.
“24 + 24
Waverly Street Gallery presents its February 2013 invitational show. The annual invitational show has proved to be one of the Gallery’s most exciting and popular events offering a bounty of artistic expression.
For the sixth year, the 24 member artists of Waverly Street Gallery invite 24 other exceptional artists to exhibit their work alongside the Gallery artists. The February show will feature nationally and locally recognized artists working in almost every medium – painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, fiber, glass and ceramics.
With 48 artists' works on display, a full spectrum of media and styles will be available for the public to enjoy.”
Waverly Street Gallery
Open Tuesday - Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4600 East-West Highway
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Entrance and parking on Waverly Street.
One block from Bethesda Metro station.