Through March 13, 2018
Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah
“Art is always there for me, it is a constant. For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, in creative ecstasy and in crushing frustration.” ~ Matt Flint
“Through his new body of work, featured in the fine art exhibition ‘This Wilderness,’ Matt Flint searches for essence, something more powerful than likeness,” the gallery tells us. “He wants to demonstrate the mortality of his subjects, the dichotomy of strength and fragility, and nature’s raw and beautiful allure, which calls to us and runs through us.
“His work is composed of opaque, earthy patches of color built up in layers of rough, thick impasto, juxtaposed with ethereal, atmospheric glazes. Flint’s show takes inspiration from the words of poet L. C. Vieira from his poem, ‘This Wilderness’ (2007, 2013): ’Though it’s hard, this wilderness – I know enough to stand in awe; I am not worthy of its wildness, but still it calls me, calls me, calls.’”
“Wyoming-based artist Matt Flint truly puts the ‘mixed’ in mixed media,” says fine art consultant Veronica Vale. “His work is composed of a buildup of opaque, earthy patches of color, layered in rough, thick impasto, juxtaposed with ethereal, atmospheric glazes. Not only does he incorporate different types of media to create his stunning wildlife and abstract pieces, but he also borrows from different times and cultures in art history.”