June 4 – 28, 2015
3rd Street Gallery
45 N. 2nd Street : Philadelphia, PA 19106 : 215.625.0993
First Friday: June 5th
Opening Reception: Sunday: June 7th 1–4pm
PHILADELPHIA—3rd Street Gallery presents Fragments, a solo-exhibition by Philadelphia based artist Matthew Hall. Using sumi ink and walnut ink on paper, Hall has created delicately illustrated scenes, capturing select moments that hint to a larger story. These presentations take both the form of individual excerpts mounted on separate panels, as well as winding accordion-fold books displaying layered imagery suggesting a stream of thought. As Hall states, “I am interested in narrative. Specifically, what we infer with limited amounts of information available to discern what transpired. My selections are that of the flaneur—the detached observer—carefully selecting moments that string together the experience of a space from within.”
This is Hall’s first solo show at 3rd Street Gallery, with recent exhibitions including Moment & Line (Oct-Feb 2014-2015) at Engagement Studios, 85 Years 85 Artists (Spring 2014) at Menlo College, and Paper Works: Philadelphia Center for the Book Member Exhibition (October 2014). Hall will also be participating in POST at 3rd Street Gallery in October 2015, and InLiquid’s Art for the Cash Poor 16 June 12-14 at Crane Arts.