By Matt Weaver
"I often find myself wanting to literally crawl into bed with my creations. A perversion of the arts. Finding solace from the world of the living within the world of my inanimate crocheted lovers. My relationship to my work, and probably I imagine other artists to their works, it that of lovers in all senses, needs and wants. Initially I try to create more manageable portioned work but desiring a more tangible relationship guided by proximity I end up dealing out human size comparable pieces. I find completion in creating fewer but larger pieces. I am inspired through crochet to create masses, instead of inherenttextiles that revolve around the act of covering. And for this my work is entitled Crochet Mass." -Weaver
Matt received his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Kansas in 2010, and had previously studied sculpture at Brigham Young University, in Utah. Currently based out of Kansas City, Matt has continued to work with the rich combination of soft textiles and hard sculptural materials, such as concrete, that attempt to resolve each other as the two materials come together to explore compelling attractions:
"My intention with my work is that viewers can create new awareness’s of their relations with others. Whether it pushes through personal space or adds to pre-existing feelings, I hope viewers take from my work feeling of reverent sensuality, ideas and feelings that can perhaps add to their own experiences whether tender and emotional or erotic and untamed." - Weaver
The show runs January 6th through January 27th. After January 6th, viewings are by appointment only. You can contact Paula Rose at the above email address to schedule an appointment.