Matt Lively Goes “Home” (and talks about Armageddon)

by | Apr 19, 2009 | ART

Matt Lively Goes “Home” (and talks about Armageddon)

Painter/sculptor Matt Lively is not your typical artist. He is not steeped in liberal political thought, doesn’t like standing around looking at art objects and – horror of horrors! – lives in Brandermill. He is more like an expert craftsman who knows his tools and his medium, and with them can build something fine and solid and beautiful. And then he’s happy to sell it to you – provided, of course, that you love piles of sheep. And who doesn’t love piles of sheep?


Matt Lively Goes “Home” (and talks about Armageddon)

Painter/sculptor Matt Lively is not your typical artist. He is not steeped in liberal political thought, doesn’t like standing around looking at art objects and – horror of horrors! – lives in Brandermill. He is more like an expert craftsman who knows his tools and his medium, and with them can build something fine and solid and beautiful. And then he’s happy to sell it to you – provided, of course, that you love piles of sheep. And who doesn’t love piles of sheep?

In his new show of paintings and sculptures, “Home”, opening April 17th and running through May 23rd at Red Door Gallery, there will be plenty of piles of sheep and unsettling little houses, eerily domed in glass, each connected to its own ventilation tube. It may carry the comforting title of “Home”, but it isn’t exactly a vision of suburban tranquility. It makes you wonder about a guy, so I asked him about the new show and whatever else was on his mind – like global warming, science fiction, and, unavoidably, Armageddon.

(Read the interview with Matt in the newest issue of RVA Mag. Click the “current issue” button at the top of the home page. Do it now!)

“Home”
April 17th – May 23rd
Opening reception 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday April 17th
RED DOOR GALLERY
1607 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-0211

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Matt Ringer

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