New Work by Matt Arbuckle


October 3 — 30, 2020


Parlour Projects, 306 Eastbourne St East, Hastings, Hawke’s Bay


Parlour Projects is honoured to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Matt Arbuckle. Titled New Work, the exhibition will be on view from October 3 to 30, 2020. Featuring 10 acrylic and oil stick paintings, each measuring 620 x 825mm, the exhibition will feature recent works by Arbuckle that continue his investigation into scale, format, composition, colour, mark-making and support within the realm of abstraction. 

Arbuckle’s practice is a process-driven exploration of place, representing landscapes that are conceptualised through their very making. Through an experimental practice that favours process over outcome, Arbuckle uses elements of traditional Japanese shibori dyeing techniques to create abstract compositions by wrapping, twisting, folding and draping the fabric over found surfaces and structures. The resulting paintings use depth and movement to trace and reveal abstract memories, imprinting the experience of place into the artwork. 

Matt Arbuckle lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. He graduated from Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2009. 

Arbuckle’s work is held in the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and James Wallace Arts Trust. In 2017, he was the recipient of the James Wallace Art fellowship to Vermont Studio Centre, USA. 

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Across the Palm by Matt Arbuckle.

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