Matt Coyle: From Earth - Art Collector

Matt Coyle, Hot Mess, 2012. Pen on paper, 68 x 89cm. Courtesy: the artist and Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne

Matt Coyle’s signature use of black pen on white paper has evolved over many years, allowing him to explore the possibilities of line and the dramatic effects of light and shadow. His works have an intense cinematic quality both fascinating and bewitching. In his new exhibition, Coyle explores the idea of beauty within the abject, in chaos and filth. This is evident in crudely assembled bodies of dirt, which speak of our need to find order, to find faces, meaning and connection, wherever we can.

Exhibition closes: 29 September 2012
Location: Anna Pappas Gallery, 2-4 Carlton Street, Prahan VIC 3181
Contact: 03 8598 9915

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