Matt Saunders at The Renaissance Society, opening Feb 28

The Renaissance Society presents a solo exhibition by Matt Saunders, February 28 to April 11, 2010


For his exhibition at The Renaissance Society—the artist's first solo museum show—Berlin-based artist Matt Saunders will present several interrelated new works in diverse media.  In drawings, paintings, short films, and photographic works, Saunders recasts images, often taken from film or television, into new narratives about portraiture and spectatorship. At the same time, he pushes boundaries between media to tell a parallel story of how images are made, are repeated and are embodied in materials. Saunders' subject matter is a diverse cast of characters, including an early Los Alamos scientist, a largely forgotten East German actress, a silent film star, and the highest paid British television actor of the 60's.   As a group, these characters span World War II and the Cold War, providing a kind of stuttering record of 20th Century lives. It is an exhibition about painting, and also about moving pictures, how they are found, loved, and lost.

Attached zip file has a CV, Press Release, Captions, and lo-res images.  For high res, please contact Mia Ruyter.



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