Tableaux 2006 Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art Sydney

Tableaux 2006 Sullivan and Strumpf Fine Art Sydney

Posted by on Jul 15, 2006 in Articles/Reviews

Part of the mystery of finding something is the imaginative process that ensues, trying to piece together a narrative that will make sense of things. There are questions to be answered.¬†Davy Rothbart, Editor, FOUND Magazine It is not unusual to find sculptor Matt Calvert scouring highways for splintered shards of shiny plastic. The reflective remains […]

Reflections: Picking up the Pieces

Reflections: Picking up the Pieces

Posted by on Oct 15, 2005 in Articles/Reviews

Tasmanian artist Matt Calvert, top, and with his father Greg, bottom, who was killed in a road accident. Photo: Peter Mathew Memories of his father loom large in Matt Calvert’s unusual work, writes Megan Backhouse. As flowers go, they are a bit greasy and muddy, for sure, but smashed scraps of car reflector lens actually […]

Too Strange

Too Strange

Posted by on Oct 15, 2002 in Articles/Reviews

I am wary of approaching anything marked “installation”. Rather than leaving the viewer to casually saunter around the gallery gazing at individual art works neatly categorised under a title or specific theme, installation swallows you whole. In order to visually penetrate the work, one must become physically immersed in the artist’s domain. I often feel […]