• Matthew Metzger
    That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 1)
    2015
    acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
    11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

  • Matthew Metzger
    That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 1) detail
    2015
    acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
    11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

  • Matthew Metzger
    That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 1) detail
    2015
    acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
    11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

  • Installation view

  • Matthew Metzger
    That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 2)
    2015
    acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
    11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

  • Matthew Metzger
    That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 2) detail
    2015
    acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
    11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

  • Installation view

  • Matthew Metzger
    That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 3)
    2015
    acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
    11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

  • Matthew Metzger
    That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 3) detail
    2015
    acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
    11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches

  • Matthew Metzger
    That Which Can’t Be Played (Version 3) detail
    2015
    acrylic and oil on MRMDF panel
    11 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches


PRESS RELEASE

Opening: Friday, March 13, 6:00-8:00pm

In the West Wing, CvsD presents new paintings by Chicago artist Matthew Metzger.  From a series of works that stem from saxophonist Anthony Braxton’s landmark For Alto, each painting is a result of a meditation on the limits of one’s breath. At what point can a single inhalation, and its pensive outward blow, provide an alternative understanding of the distance between the end and a beginning, abstraction and representation, repetition and improvisation, form and invention?