Currently on view at Art In The Village 5700 Gallery through July 27th
Local Artist Matt Dibble ~ “Plastique Informale,”
a collection of abstracts and energetic mixed media works.
Cleveland native Matt Dibble is better known for his large, abstract expressionist canvases, but the intimate nature of the smaller creations draws viewers into a more personal realm. These seldom seen abstracts include richly detailed work, sensual shapes, and a keen use of color.
Dibble’s work will also be on view at the 50th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art through July 11th at the Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts. The show, curated by Barbara Luderowski and Michael Olijnyk of The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, will open on June 24th with a gallery talk by the jurors and an opening reception.
Dibble has exhibited at venues such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Spaces, and the Butler Institute of American Art. His work can currently be found in art collections at the Federal Reserve Bank, National City Bank, and other Cleveland-area firms. For more information, go to www.dibblepaintings.com.
" Matt's work is a zen practice in fleshing out the nature of process and materials within the canvas," from AIV Curator B. Ginley; " at first you are visually enticed by his use of simple construction materials. However, when you really grasp the image created, it is then you plunge into an abstract realm created on the surface that challenges your notion of how art is created and with what. How to convey an idea or an emotion while still rendering such a delicate handling of everyday materials forces you to also question your own traditional methods of expression. Dibble remains one of Cleveland's true underground artists, working without academic appointment or tenure while still exhibiting his vibrant work locally. AIV@5700 Gallery is an outstanding opportunity to see Dibble's paintings this summer and be visually inspired by his energetic, colorful works. "
FREE ART EVENT !
Matt Dibble~ Artist Reception / Closing
FRIDAY , JULY 27 from 6 ~ 8pm
Neighborhood Housing Services of Great Cleveland
Art in the Village @ 5700
Located in Historic Slavic Village
Cleveland, Ohio 44127