30 May Illuminations: Ones to Watch
Matt Flint translates the natural world through the use of layers, glyphs, scratched surfaces and repeated patterns. Powerfully emotional, Flint upends the transient humanistic experience into a rooted yet subtle tether to the land. By intuitively following the process Flint allows the viewer to absorb each facet of the piece while taking in cryptic details and partially concealed images.
Through his use of gouging and scraping Flint effectively isolates and engages. Each piece tells a story, although the narrative seems to come across as more of a dream, a remembered encounter rather than unraveled fiction.
His work has appeared in several solo exhibits including a show at Central College, Pella, Iowa; the Stewart Gallery, Boise, Idaho; the Memorial Hall Main Gallery, Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska; and the Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In 2010 Flint’s work is included in several group exhibits including the Elements of Abstraction at Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah; and the Tokyo to Wyoming, Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Flint’s work is collected both publicly and privately by the Audax Theatre Group, New York, New York; The Scott Opler Foundation, St. Petersburg, Florida; The Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, Wyoming; The Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Spink Butler LLC, Boise, Idaho, among others.
He is represented by Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Stewart Gallery, Boise, Idaho; Soho Myriad Art Consulting, Atlanta, Georgia; Legends of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Gallery MAR, Park City, Utah; and Visions West Galleries, Bozeman and Livingston, Montana, and Denver, Colorado.