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Matt Cosby: Immaculate Confection

RICHARD SPEER
Thursday September 19
Augen DeSoto
716 NW Davis St.
 
You look at Matt Cosby’s artworks and wonder: Are they photorealistic paintings or painterly photographs? His technique is so formidable, it’s hard to tell. As it turns out, the works in his current exhibition, Immaculate Confection, are paintings after all. They’re alternately oil-on-canvas and acrylic-on-aluminum, an intriguing combination of media. He has themed his imagery on the motif of candy, depicting looping ribbons of bubblegum and circus peanuts arranged in chintzy tableaux, which recall the sparkling jewels in the opening credits of the classic TV show Family Affair (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc6lSUuZEOM). In works such as Ribbon Confection Grande, Cosby deploys subtle shading to keep his composition painterly, just missing the solipsistic virtuosity of photorealism. In a smaller variation on the same imagery, Ribbon Confection, and in the piece Snakes in the Ivy, he allows metal backgrounds to add a shiny “ping” to the imagery, contributing to an overall mood of defiant superficiality. Through Sept. 28.

 



Where: Augen DeSoto
Phone: 224-8182
Address: 716 NW Davis St.
Website: www.augengallery.com

 
 
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