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Matthew Haberstroh | Mixed Media, chain link fence parts and rope

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I grew up in Southern California, and studied in Northern California at the San Francisco Art Institute (BFA 82) and Stanford (MFA 85).

I have been exploring concepts of form and materiality in works of rope on repurposed chain link fence gates. The ropes wrap, tie, and bunch, creating surprising fabric topologies. The color of the material is important to me and situates the pieces between painting and sculpture.

In using these materials, I see them hovering in the industrial and minimal. I find that these materials bring out a delight in craftsmanship unhampered by perfectionism.

But . . . I am slightly breaking away and creating works from salvaged cabinet doors and prints on wood . . . we'll see!

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