25 April 2013


Matlock, error, butter paper, graphite, walnut ink, acrylic, insect pin
This little orb-like book titled 'error' from the 'fix yourself' series sold in the Missoula Art Museum auction in February.

03 November 2012

capturing velocity

capturing velocity © 2012 toni matlock (photo Doug Ness)
video projection loop (of a 4 1/2 hour compilation of 30 days of wind activity in the Missoula valley), sink, salt and sound.

2012 Montana Triennial, Juror: Keith Wells, Curator of Art at Washington State University’s Museum of Art, Missoula Art Museum.

For more information on the making of this video installation, see the artist's blog post, "knocking myself out" (click here).

19 April 2011

lighten up, temporary installation at Jentel

T. Matlock, lighten up, wall, nails, scoria rocks and string, 2011

T. Matlock, lighten up, (detail) wall, nails, scoria rocks and string, 2011

T. Matlock, lighten up, (detail, 2011

T. Matlock, lighten up, (detail), 2011

07 April 2011

Tempo: accrue
tea print diary, handmade paper from finished tea, yarn spun from handmade tea paper
21" x 18" 
1997 - 1999

05 April 2011

Touch/Dig and Touch/Tools 
hand-felted white wool and found rusty tools on low, rolling wood pedestal and fingerless gloves for viewer handling
1999 - 2002

03 April 2011

ramble snag
hand-felted white wool, found rusty metal wire
Artemisia Gallery installation, Chicago
(photos by S. Truglia)

30 March 2011

stir (like Unc would do)
selection of 'oops' paints, glass bowl, old wooden spoons, table

“Make haste slowly” is a mostly quiet and contemplative body of work that collages bits of memories into a sculptural, non-linear narrative.  Family memorabilia are combined with audio and video into fragmented portraits.

Static objects are active with audio and video; a guitar speaks, crusty old work boots sing, and a tiny video projects onto a lens of a pair of thick-framed glasses. The main character in one room’s installation is the artist’s great uncle, William “Unc” Henry Deloreto.  By way of audio recordings, family members share memories of Unc, the first American-born child of Italian immigrants. Unc portrays an unconventional individual who pursued his own version of freedom and the American dream.  As a barber, non-denominational preacher, and house-painting handyman, Unc’s lessons are translated not by his sermons but rather through his embodiment of trust, creative spirit and a qualitative understanding of time.