Friday, April 27 – Friday, June 1, 2018
Dual opening reception Friday, April 27 5:30 – 8 p.m with Eli Gfell: post-consumer
The Artist Talks: Eli Gfell, 6:15 p.m. in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
The Artist Talks: Matt Lambert, 7 p.m. in the Main Gallery
We are a culture desensitized to, and even entertained by, violence at a time when sensitivity may be what we need the most. It’s just as the old adage goes in its entirety: “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt… then it’s sport.” Matt Lambert’s new exhibition Fun and Games takes a critical look at the parallels between hyper-masculine sport and the appropriative patterns of culture. Does either activity constitute anything more than aggression and barbarism? Is there anything more to these actions than entertainment? Tapping into his rich background in Contemporary Jewelry, Lambert presents body objects within the recognizable framework of jewelry to ask the viewer to reinterpret masculinity, femininity, and queerness in the modern age. Lambert collaborates with multi-media artists of a vast array of disciplines to reconfigure the current cultural systems of queerness and our perception of “sport.”
Matt Lambert earned his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Metalsmithing (2014) and holds academic degrees and notations in Psychology, Art History, and American Studies from Wayne State University (2012). He recently completed his 2016-17 residency with Iaspis, the International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Visit Lambert’s website here.
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