Matthew Dibble: Useful Pressures

Matthew Dibble, Pearl Beach, oil, charcoal, paper and canvas on canvas, 72 x 90 inches, 2014 (courtesy of First Street Gallery)
Matthew Dibble, Pearl Beach, oil, charcoal, paper and canvas on canvas, 72 x 90 inches, 2014 (courtesy of First Street Gallery)

Carol Heft writes about Matthew Dibble: Useful Pressures at First Street Gallery, New York, on view through January 28, 2017.

Heft observes: "The materials themselves inspire an animated, personal vocabulary, informed by their intrinsic qualities and the great tradition of abstract expressionism, often with a figurative nod. The artist uses industrial paints and adhesives, staples, thumb tacks, and enamel, along with traditional materials to create textured marks, constructed and deconstructed surfaces. At the same time, he masterfully choreographs lines, bits of intense color and form into an organic completeness, each painting different, yet definitely wrapped in his own vision."

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