Ballroom Marfa Art Fund


Linda Matalon’s echo echo

27 Feb 2013

Ballroom alum Linda Matalon‘s solo exhibition echo echo opens 27 February 2013 — that’s tonight! — at Blackston in New York.


Untitled, 2011, 22 x 30 inches, graphite and wax on paper

Blackston is pleased to present echo echo, Linda Matalon‘s first solo exhibition with the gallery. A reception for the artist will be held on Wednesday, February 27th from 6 to 8 p.m.

Matalon‘s exhibition presents a range of two-dimensional works where spatial relationships, temporal associations and material process interplay within and between works to evidence the sublime in art-making. In Matalon‘s works on paper, complex surfaces, while subtle at first glance, are worked with a rigorous hand: drawing with wax, scraping, graphite, mark-making and rubbing are all integral to the work, as is physicality and time. A sculptural approach to building up or breaking down surfaces, distress and erasure is clearly at work, but in the precarious balance between mark and surface, a delicacy prevails: a balanced territory where space and time flatten and expand.

The works in this exhibition speak to liminal space, where the resonance between pieces adds to the inherent contingency of any individual piece. Further, in showing her work Matalon mixes pieces and mediums from different time periods to generate a new, comprehensive whole. …

Read more about the exhibition at the Blackston website