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Matthew Picton’s sculptures combine multiple layers of simultaneously functioning organic threads within a city. Economic, political, and social powers manifest themselves within an urban landscape, marking out the metaphysical effects of history and contemporary progression. He seeks to provide a linear perspective through which the viewer encounters the complexities of contemporary topography. Elemental foundations of power dissected, he transforms a two dimensional topographical and street map into a multi-dimensional, multi-layered work.
Matthew Picton is a graduate of the London School of Economics. Solo exhibitions include New Sculptures and Digital Prints, Pulliam Gallery, Portland (2011), In the Case of All Cities, Sumarria Lunn, London (2010), City Planning, Solway Jones Gallery, Los Angeles (2009), Postwar Landscape, An Urban History, Howard House, Seattle (2009), Byron C Cohen Gallery, Kansas City (2007), Toomey Tourell, San Francisco (2007), Damien B Contemporary Art, Miami (2004) and the Center for Contemporary Art, Anchorage (2000). Group shows include Urban Jungle, Lumas Gallery, Stuttgart (2010), The Map as Art, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York (2009), Bakers Dozen, The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (2009), Contested Ground, Museum of Art, Spokane (2008), Miniature Worlds, The Brewery Art Center, Los Angeles (2004), Indoor Outdoor, Limn Gallery, San Francisco (2003) and 5 Abstract Painters, Lindenberg Gallery, New York (1998).