Matt Ziemke: Cadillac Desert

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Cadillac Desert

An exhibition by NAPOLEON member Matt Ziemke

In Cadillac Desert, Matt Ziemke re-appropriates locations, structures and conditions specific to the redirection and accumulation of water in the American West and its repercussions.  His idealizing sculptural compositions draw on a clear influence of maps and diagrams in this wall-mounted series.

Cadillac
noun
Something that is an outstanding example of its kind, esp. in terms of luxury, quality or size.

Opening First Friday, November 2nd, 2012
6pm – 10pm

NAPOLEON
319 N 11th Street, 2L
Philadelphia, PA

Exhibition Dates: 11.2.12 – 11.30.12
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 2pm – 6pm or by appointment

www.mattziemke.com

In a letter to Ziemke about his work, artist Ben Teague writes for our Exhibition Essay series:

I also chose the Eiffel Tower as a point of departure and comparison to your work based on how your work is engineered and discovered, how the “rules of the game” can and do change simply because we will them to do so. The tower was never meant to be a permanent masterpiece of engineering but was rather to be a structure that would stand for only twenty years.

For a link to web-based version of the entire essay, click here.
To download a .pdf version of the entire essay, click
Thoughts on the Faultless Aesthetic: A Letter to Matt Ziemke from Benjamin Teague

For the full press release, please click here.

Installation Shots of Show:

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Reviews:

The City Paper – City Paper‘s First Friday Hitlist
The Art Blog – Matt Ziemke’s Cadillac Desert

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