The artist and painter known as Matt McCormick has opened a new exhibition in Los Angeles, California. He has set up shop at the Gauthier Gallery, a contemporary art space in the city that is dedicated to showcasing works by exceptional contemporary artists. For its first exhibition, the gallery is hosting a selection of new paintings by Mr. McCormick. The display is part of a presentation called “The Sun Shines For Those Who Look Beyond The Clouds.”
The show includes miniature and life-sized paintings, which consist of the artist’s images of American nostalgia. However, the artist also revisits earlier landscape works to provide new themes revolving around the natural world. Most of the paintings feature visuals of tornadoes. The gallery spoke about the exhibition in a statement, saying, “Images of tornados violently tearing through fields and everyday lands force the viewer to contemplate the inherent beauty of natural disasters while questioning humans’ role in the changing environment that surrounds us.”
The statement goes on to read, “Made with a traditional process reminiscent of painters of the early twentieth century, McCormick pays homage to the painters that came before him, while examining questions of ‘what ifs’ and ‘where are we going.”
McCormick also pays homage to the New Topographics, who captured images of the American landscape in the ’70s. These influences come through loud and clear on all of the paintings in the exhibition. Take a closer look at “The Sun Shines For Those Who Look Beyond The Clouds” in the images and visit Matt McCormick’s website to find out more. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more art news and art exhibitions coming soon.
Photos via Gauthier Gallery