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Studio Visit: Mathew Cerletty

Wed, Oct 22, 2014  7 PM

Location: Location to be provided upon RSVP

Contemporaries are invited to visit the studio of artist Mathew Cerletty (b. 1980), whose painting Quilty is in the collection of the Whitney, and was included in the 2013 Lobby Gallery exhibition Test Pattern.  

Art in America writes: “Since the early 2000s, Mathew Cerletty has been earnestly stretching the possibilities of figurative painting while cleverly subverting much of what we have come to expect from both realism and hyperrealism. Transitioning from his early, psychologically compelling portraits to more abstracted takes on household products and text-based images, Cerletty has been probing some amazingly banal subject matter as a challenge to the transcendent promise of traditional painting and to his skills as a draftsman.”

Cerletty has recently been shown in solo exhibitions with Blum & Poe gallery in Los Angeles, and Algus Greenspon in New York. He is represented by Office Baroque in Brussels.

Open to Whitney Contemporaries. Become a member or upgrade your membership by calling (212) 570-7746.

Mathew Cerletty (b. 1980), Quilty, 2011. Oil on linen, 53 1/8 x 53 1/16 in. (134.9 x 134.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from Sascha S. Bauer 2012.123

Mathew Cerletty (b. 1980), Quilty, 2011. Oil on linen, 53 1/8 × 53 1/16 in. (134.9 × 134.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from Sascha S. Bauer 2012.123