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Schick to host solo exhibition March 22-April 22

March 7, 2018
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Matthew Bollinger, Engine (2015, flashe, acrylic and collage on linen)

The Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College will host an exhibit by multimedia artist Matthew Bollinger from March 22 through April 22.

Matt Bollinger: DIY is a solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and videos, including stop-motion animations. There will be an opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22 and an artist's talk from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in the Somers Room of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. The artist will critique the work of Skidmore art students on Friday, March 30.
 
Based on invented narrative and memory, Bollinger's work depicts moments from the everyday lives of semi-fictional characters. His paintings are rich with the kind of detail we tend to ignore or reject–Post-it notes stuck to a computer screen, drunken graffiti scrawled on bathroom tiles. They're suffused with moody light, marked by unexpected bursts of color, and enriched by subtle complexities, such as a silhouette in a doorway or a figure reflected in rippling water.
 
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Bollinger received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2003 and his MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. He is an assistant professor of art and design at the State University of New York College at Purchase.
 
The Schick Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 518-580-5049 or visit www.skidmore.edu/schick.

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