BMoCA at Macky
Matthew Pevear: Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Guest Curated by George P. Perez
January 17 – May 5, 2019
BMoCA at MACKY, an exciting collaboration between Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Macky Auditorium, is located in the Gallery of the hall at the University of Colorado Boulder. This series of exhibitions is curated by BMoCA as an extension to its rotating exhibition schedule.The last edition of BMoCA at MACKY presents an exhibition by Matthew Pevear.
Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and to ticketed patrons during Macky Auditorium performances and events (dates and times may vary without notice depending on other scheduled events and/or Macky concert operations).
For his first solo show in the region, photographer Matthew Pevear presents a refined survey of work that was captured over the course of two years. As an observer, he takes the role of the pedestrian, walking countless hours exploring familiar landscapes, and looking past familiar tourist views. Mitigating and avoiding gestures that may lend to the
obviousness of his surroundings, he captures and scoops up imagery that barely skims the surface of human centric spaces.
The artist examines and comfortably crops points of peculiar spots in the everyday footprints of existence. A parking lot touching and scraping a landscape, a full black trash liner on a chain link fence in front of a muted beach, and an accentuated rugged boulder present the creeping aspects in the artist's style. To encapsulate the space the work is
presented in, Mastering the Art of French Cooking looks into the surface environment and presents the work in a format that mimics sporadic or sparse spacing.
Pevear's interest in place and object is apparent in the work. By observing the places and things that he encounters, he promotes, unveils, and gives reference to non-grandiose interactions in the anthropocentric environment with which we interact.
The exhibition is part of BMoCA at Macky, an off-site exhibition series presented by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) in collaboration with Macky Auditorium Concert Hall. Visit bmoca.org for more information.