Matt Connors has long considered the emotional, intellectual and physical relationship between himself and his materials. His paintings refer to his life and also to his studio. Through the interplay between iconic and indexical representation so essential to his work, Connors builds up surfaces driven by intention and chance, deliberation and inspiration. His paintings contain impressions, not only of normative tools like pencil and brush, but also of the things in his immediate environment. The flow between paintings and ideas can be sequential or non-sequential, direct or disjunctive; Connors employs a poetic calculus in which two unlike things come together to create a third - one ripe with possibilities for consideration, combination and exploration.
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