Martin van Zomeren

Matt Calderwood

23 Feb - 29 Mar 2008

DAM2, 2008

Galerie Martin van Zomeren is pleased to announce DAM, Matt Calderwood’s first solo presentation in the Netherlands. Calderwood (1975, Northern Ireland) has become increasingly well known for his videos in recent years. His videos and sculptures deal with balance, instability, danger and risk, minimalism counterbalanced with a good sense of visual humor.

For Galerie Martin van Zomeren Calderwood produced a group of six
sculptures in which balance through geometrical forms is of primary concern.Standing Malevich-like minimalistic shapes (the typography of Pop Art also comes to mind) are about to collapse but are fortunately kept from falling over by a sack of sand. The works are made of plywood and covered with hooligan proof coating ( ‘textured anti-fly poster coating’) that is widely used in London’s public space.

Matt Calderwood works and lives in London. His upcoming exhibitions include Transformed, a group show at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, USA.Recent solo exhibitions include Projections at David Risley Gallery (2007),London and Hot Air at Taxter and Spengeman, New York (2007)Recent group shows include New Blood, Saatchi Gallery, London (2004) andArt Now, Lightbox, Tate Britain, London (2005)

Tags: Matt Calderwood, Kazimir Malevich