Reception: 10/19, 5-8pm
Location of Event: Cohen Gallery, 55 N Main Street
Matthew Underwood was born October 19th, 1983 and died March 23rd, 2018.
This exhibition is a presentation of work assembled and curated by his friend Nadine Sobel (BFA 2006) and made by Matthew Underwood from 2003-2018. Matt was a prolific maker. He worked in layers, manipulating the surface whether it was print, painting, video, or ceramic working with many different materials.
The exhibition title, “tender buttons” comes from Gertrude Stein’s book published in 1914, which Matthew references in his thesis book “making strange”, on view in the exhibition.
Alfred was a very important place to Matt; sometimes a second home, sometimes home base.
A two time alumn, he received his BFA in the spring of 2006 and was a special student in the fall of 2006. He was a resident artist in the Institute for Electronic Arts in March and December 2008. Matt went on to receive an MFA in 2018.
Additional Information can be found at: https://auconnect.alfred.edu/event/5034375