Nine Boston-area artists are in the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston’s 2010 James and Audrey Foster Prize Exhibition.
We’ve been sharing Studio Views with the finalists for the prestigious $25,000 Foster Prize, and I’ve found it interesting the way artists’ descriptions of their art-making often seem to parallel the work itself. Fred H.C. Liang writes with evocative complexity about his complex, evocative work, and Evelyn Rydz unifies disparate elements in her description the way disparate, recontextualized images are brought together in her drawings. Meanwhile, Stephen Tourlentes‘s attention to process in his description and in his work allows the thematic overtones of his photos to resonate ever more clearly.
And here, Matthew Rich (Painting Fellow ’10) shares his studio and work in many, many fewer words than I’ve just used, much in the way his cut-paper compositions employ a subtlety and minimalism to distinctive, arresting effect.
1. My studio (looking towards the Northeast).
2. My materials (values)
3. More materials (complements)
4. My palette (large[new] to small[old] colors).
5. My workspace (the table, the floor).
6. My drums (in the corner).
7. A finished work (TWIST, 2009)
8. Another finished work (COMBINATION, 2009)
Images: all images courtesy of Matthew Rich; six studio images; TWIST (2009) Latex on cut paper, linen tape 36×58 in; COMBINATION (2009) Latex on cut paper, linen tape, 38×60 in.