Wednesday, May 30, 2007


"Matthew Weinstein... explores contemporary concepts of reality and simulacra through visual narratives that combine imaginative botanical elements, doll figures, and eccentric interior spaces. Bypassing photography altogether, Weinstein works with the latest 3-D computer animation technology which he believes provides the perfect balance between reality and abstraction. Drawing on a variety of influences ranging from early Japanese animation and the ancient aesthetic discipline of Ikebana floral arranging to futuristic science fiction, the artist explores the relationship between artifice and nature in his lush, constructed compositions."

Ikebana. Matthew Weinstein, Story by Michael Cunningham. Baldwin Gallery, Aspen,CO, 2006. 60 pp., 19 full color plates, 9¼x9¼".

This catalogue accompanied Matthew Weinstein's exhibition "New Work", which showed at the Baldwin Gallery July 2006-Sept 2006. Besides the wonderful work of Matthew Weinstein the catalogue includes an essay by the artist as well as the original story “Witch Tree” by the author Michael Cunningham (Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of “The Hours”, for example).

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