|Matlock, error, butter paper, graphite, walnut ink, acrylic, insect pin|
25 April 2013
03 November 2012
|capturing velocity © 2012 toni matlock (photo Doug Ness)|
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).
15 December 2011
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
05 April 2011
03 April 2011
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.