Iowa Artists 2011: Matthew Kluber
August 12 — October 2, 2011
Blank One Gallery
Matthew Kluber’s inventive fusion of color, line, digital formations, and projected light creates a dynamic visual space that intrigues and mesmerizes the viewer. Presented in a painting format, his abstractions look to the past as well as embrace the technology of today. Kluber projects an ever-changing computer generated image onto a field of multi-colored stripes, resulting in a work that constantly changes form over time. This combination of linear and color field formats draws from a myriad of modern and post-modern sources, including the work of Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Gene Davis, and Victor Vasarely. They also owe a debt to the color studies of Joseph Albers, in which a color changes by its association or proximity with another. Likewise, Kluber’s technological component extends the video and computer generated work of a wide number of artists currently working in the field. Yet Kluber’s enterprise is entirely unique and offers a fresh view of the traditional structure of painting. Kluber is currently a professor of art at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, and lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He holds a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and a M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Kluber was a former artist in residence at the Des Moines Art Center.
Matthew Kluber was selected by Jeff Fleming, director.
Funding for Iowa Artists 2011 is provided by the Peter H. & E. Lucille Gaass Kuyper Foundation; Faegre & Benson LLP; Bank of the West; and KPMG LLP.
Publication support provided by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
Media support provided by The Des Moines Register.
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