PERFECT HOME FOR MATT'S 22nd STREET SCULPTURE
Every so often we get to see updates of Matt's sculptures in their final settings. So glad this piece, 22nd Street, has found a happy home at Liquidity Winery in Vancouver, B.C.
MATT DEVINE AT ART FOR WATER BENEFIT FOR WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE
Matt and his good friend James Verbicky are photographed here with Robert Kennedy and Jeff Koons, Jr. at the Art for Water benefit for Waterkeeper Alliance on February 6th at Sotheby's, NYC. Waterkeeper Alliance’s works to defend and protect nearly 2.5 million miles of waterways on six continents.
LAURA RATHE, DALLAS Here's a nice photo of the gallery in Dallas where Matt has a show up until December 31.
LAURA RATHE, HOUSTON Matt had a successful opening at Laura Rathe Fine Art in Houston on November 19. Here are a few photos of his work in the beautiful gallery.
DEVINE, STALLMAN: CURVILINEAR Opening Saturday, November 19 at Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas.
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NOW AT LAURA RATHE FINE ART IN HOUSTON: MATT DEVINE & GREG MILLER
OPENING: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, 2016 6-9 PM
HOUSTON / GALLERY ROW2707 COLQUITT ST., HOUSTON, TX 77098
EMBRACE INSTALLATION IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
August 29, 2016
Matt's sculpture, Embrace, found the absolutely perfect home in Santa Fe, New Mexico this past July. The piece is constructed with Corten steel angle iron pieces that will continue to patina over time. Thank you to Janice Meyers at Laura Rathe Fine Art, Dallas, for providing these photos of the installation. There couldn't be a more fitting environment.
MAYBELLE FREESTANDING SCULPTURE FROM MAQUETTE TO WINE COUNTRY
July 28, 2016
Here's a peek at a few of the steps in the process of creating a custom sculpture for a beautiful estate in St. Helena, California. Matt worked with Simon Breitbard Fine Arts on this project in June. Often, the first step is the creation of a maquette of the proposed sculpture to help determine the scale, color and overall composition. The photos taken at the studio show the piece before and after paint. Matt usually uses aluminum for outdoor sculptures because it is lightweight and is resistant to rust. The finish is a marine grade powder coat in a gorgeous yellow that helps punctuate the beautiful landscape.
INSTALLATIONS IN SOMONA COUNTY AND NASHVILLE
TLCD Architecture wrote a nice article about the art installed at the new Ag Credit headquarters in Sonoma County. Matt installed a freestanding sculpture which is part of the Brisas series as well as an installation of birds in flight made from unfinished steel. Read more here in TLCD Today.
And in Nashville Arts, you can read about the art at the Omni Hotel which adjoins the Country Music Hall of Fame. Matt installed a piece titled 387 5/8ths Steel Rods, which is a sound wave made of exactly that many steel rods.
HOW TO BUILD A WAVE
Matt installed the monumental work, Las Olas, at a Lyons Community property in Santa Ana, CA on June 10th, 2016. These photos give a glimpse of the process of creating the sculpture from start to finish. It all started with a rendering and a model Matt proposed for this site-specific, monumental scale sculpture in a park setting for a new luxury apartment community. When production began, Matt built a custom form with just the right curve, height and angle to support the work as he built up the wave shape. The elements used in the piece are rectangular stainless steel rods that have end caps welded on the ends. When the welding was done, the form was removed and the wave stood on it's own. At installation time, the piece was transported on a flatbed truck to the site and then unloaded with a crane and moved to the exact location. Matt and his assistant, Pete, bolted the piece in place, made some minor adjustments and installation is complete!
MATT DEVINE at Jennifer Kostuik Gallery. CONSTRUCT Group show April 7 - May, 2016.
22nd Street is right at home in this beautiful landscape at Liquidity Winery in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia.
AG CREDIT INSTALLATION, MARCH, 2016
Matt installed a freestanding sculpture which is part of the Brisas series in the lobby of the Ag Credit building in Santa Rosa, California. Also shown is a wall installation in the same building fabricated in natural steel attached to the wall with a custom peg system.
Enjoy this beautiful, dramatic snow scene with a Brisas sculpture. Thanks to Jennie at DTR Modern, DC for the shot!
MATT DEVINE AT DTR, WASHINGTON DC, NOVEMBER 6
MATT DEVINE AND JAMES VERBICKY AT LAURA RATHE FINE ART, HOUSTON OCT 24 - NOV 28
MATT DEVINE WITH STEPHANIE BREITBARD AT ART SILICON VALLEY/SAN FRANCISCO
Matt Devine will be showing with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts at the Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco art fair October 8 - 11, 2015. San Mateo County Event Center.
Matt Devine and Robert Mars at DTR Modern Gallery in Boston
Curvilinear Sculptures and Cultural Icons Come Together at a Boston Show
Robert Mars builds up collages of cultural icons—Jackie Kennedy, Kate Moss, Michael Jackson, among others—on newspaper, brown paper bags, and vintage ephemera, then rubs sandpaper on top to achieve a weathered effect. Matt Devine builds voluminous sculptures by welding together small strips of powder-coated metal in black, white, or bright colors. The Boston branch of DTR Modern Galleries brings Mars and Devine together in a surprisingly complementary pairing, in an exhibition that opens later this month.
While Devine’s sculptures are categorically abstract, some individual works suggest organic objects and everyday motifs. Several painted steel sculptures could be read as a series of bird nests or spheres of tumbleweeds. Other works appear mathematical, comprised of intricate repeating patterns that resemble fractals, and others still appear to be complex combinations of punctuation marks. While the works are made of metals like steel, aluminum, and bronze, they appear remarkably weightless, mounted on walls or as freestanding sculptures. This can be attributed to the artist’s effective use of curvilinear parts and dynamic compositions.
Devine once referred to the practice of welding as a “retreat from cultural noise,” and expressed hope that his viewers would find a sense of “inner peace and calmness” in his work. Indeed his aesthetic of simple, pared-down shapes, and clean, fluid lines lends itself well to tranquil effect.
A similarly harmonious cohesion of materials is present in Mars’s collages of iconic brands and faces. Cultural signifiers take on new visual identities through layers of Xeroxes, found text and imagery mined from the artist’s personal archive, and familiar juxtapositions—like Audrey Hepburn and Tiffany & Co., Mick Jagger and Rolling Stone magazine—all sealed together in a clear resin coating.
On the surface Devine and Mars explore disparate and discrete themes, but when viewed in unison, a shared passion for a repetitive, demanding process and dynamic, thoughtful combinations of materials becomes apparent.
“Matt Devine and Robert Mars” is on view at DTR Modern Galleries, Boston, Sept. 18–Oct.16, 2015.
Move to Petaluma
Settling in. My family and I recently fulfilled a long term goal of moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. We fell in love with a small town called Petaluma north of the city known for its farm to table cuisine and beautiful landscape, but also a budding creative scene. My new 4400 square foot studio is in an historical warehouse in the industrial section of town right on the Petaluma River. Our mini farm is on an acre and a half just outside of town in the Liberty Valley known for its fertile soil and temperate weather. We are excited to finally have space for a big garden and for our daughter to get dirty and experience farm life.
In the studio. I'm currently finishing several commissions for clients in Canada, the States and Mexico. I recently began showing with DTR Modertn in their Washington DC and Palm Beach locations and I'm grateful for their excitement for my work and the growth opportunity I have with them.
Looking ahead. Matt Devine Studio is looking forward to a busy 2015 show season starting with Library Street Gallery in Detroit in the spring and a full fall schedule of shows on both coasts and Texas. Team MD is also preparing for two large public artwork projects and a sculptural element for Nobu Restaurant in Los Angeles. Busy times.
Matt Devine Art featured in Stephanie Breitbard's Trunk Shows November, 2014, read the article from the SF Chronicle here.
Oceanside Museum of Art 2014 Auction - Four of Matt's sculptures will be in the Oceanside Museum of Art's annual art auction. See him speak at the panel discussion on September 30 and tour the collection. See OMA-online.com for more information about this event. Images below: 15th Street (photo: Tim Hardy), Untitled Wall Sculptures, Wide Open (photo Tim Hardy).
Matt Devine at MIT - Galerie d'Orsay in Boston just shared on Facebook that one of their clients loaned Red Rover to MIT!
MATT DEVINE ON ARTSY - Thanks to Madison Gallery who initiated a really nice feature about Matt on Artsy back during the Between the Lines show.
Matt Devine & Richard Roblin: Contemporary Sculpture and Painting. Gallerie d'Orsay, Boston, MA, June 13 - July 12, 2014. Matt will be at the opening on Thursday, June 12th.
artMRKT 2014, San Francisco with Stephanie Breitbard. Brisas on the floor and 48-14 on the wall.
The Making of a Sculpture. Sometimes you need a little help from your friends...and a forklift...and a crane.
posted April 7, 2014
Matt Devine and Richard Roblin: Contemporary Sculpture and Painting, June 1 - July 1, 2014. Getting ready for the Boston show. Below is an ad from MFA Preview (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
posted April 6, 2014
FULL CIRCLE IN GROSSE POINT
Thanks to JJ at Library Street Collective, Detroit, for this shot of FULL CIRCLE freshly installed.
RESURRECTION IN THE DESERT
This RESURRECTION piece was installed in an Arizona private residence. That black wall is spectacular with this! Thanks to Erin Pierro at Madison Gallery.
NEW NEGATIVE SPACE SERIES
Matt has developed a new series of wall pieces that have a prominent negative space in the piece. There will be more to come.
From upper left to right: 36-12 #1, 48-14 #1, 48-14 #2, 60-24-18 #1
Matt Devine with Laura Rathe Fine art at the Dallas Art Fair, 2014.
This is an image from a sculpture dedication. The piece was purchased at the Oceanside Museum's Art Auction fundraiser in 2013. The uplighting is perfect!
Madison Gallery and Matt's work featured in Modern Luxury Interiors' Spring 2014 issue!
Matt Devine's show at Madison Gallery, Between the Lines featured in Riviera Magazine!
Matt Devine and Jeff Kahm at Madison Gallery
February 15 - March 15, 2014
1020 Prospect St. #130
La Jolla, CA 92037
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