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March 18 - April 28, Winston Wachter

MATT GAGNON: MATERIAL MEMORIES

Winston Wächter Fine art is excited to announce our first solo exhibition with artist, architect and designer Matt Gagnon. Gagnon’s Light Stack sculptures are an ongoing exploration of the artist’s fascination with the transformative quality of light, and how materials and surroundings impacts theses changes. His totemic works incorporate oak, pine, concrete, brass, polished aluminum and painted MDF. Each layered piece offers an interaction with the central lighting source, “holding” and defining the light in a unique way. 

Gagnon believes that everyone approaches a material with their own associations and biases. He suggests that individual combinations and proportions of color and material contain traces or allusions to spaces or memories. The assembled whole is fragmented and ever-changing, and our thoughts and memories are colored by the physical context in which we live.

Gagnon studied architecture at Cornell University before joining the studios of Gaetano Pesce and Frank Gehry. He has taught design at Otis College of Art, Parsons School of Constructed Environments and has been invited to speak at Savannah College of Art and Design, Woodbury School of Architecture, City College of New York and University of Central Oklahoma. He has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Metropolis, Surface, Interior Design and Dwell. Additionally, Gagnon has been commissioned by Peter Marino (for Chanel and Louis Vuitton), MTV, The Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton hotel groups, Google and NASA’s Deep Space Network facility in Pasadena, CA.

March 18, 7:30 am, Capital One Café

Return to Tax Basics

It’s easy to spend your tax return on a fun new purchase—but not so fast! This once-a-year check has the potential to pay back debt, start an emergency fund or pay other critical expenses. With the average taxpayer receiving $3,000 in returns, it’s a great opportunity to do something financially meaningful. That’s not to say you can’t put some of your return toward wanted vs needed items. The key is covering the essentials before splurging on non-necessities. Our goal is to help you get the most out of your return. So stop by our Return to Tax Basics workshop and learn how you can make your money go farther.

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March 18, 5:00 pm, Winston Wachter

Cut Up Exhibit at Winston Wächter Fine Art

Winston Wächter Fine Art is excited to announce our group exhibition, Cut Up, including works by Rogan Brown, Susan Dory, Andreas Kocks, Tiffanie Turner and Dustin Yellin, opening March 18th. Cut Up is a celebration of deconstruction and construction, and the beauty which can be created from creating voids and transforming parts into a reimagined whole.

Rogan Brown uses hand and laser cut paper layers to create organic sculptures, seemingly in the process of cellular growth. Hugely inspired by science, Brown is fascinated by the intricacy of microscopic structures and the beauty of nature at the quantum scale.

Susan Dory, best known for her colorful, geometric, layered paintings, has ventured into three-dimensional form. By using twisted and folded slices of painted canvases, Dory has created blossoming tree-like forms suspended in space. It is as if one of her paintings has been planted, her billowing sculptures the branches hanging from above.

German artist Andreas Kocks creates meticulously crafted installations of cut paper. Working with a limited color palette, Kocks’ forms balance elements from four artistic genres: the linearity of drawing, the painterly brushstroke, the site-specific element of architecture, and the physicality of sculpture. His installations carry a quality of movement and spontaneity, recalling splatters, marks and drips, but are carefully constructed from layers of cut watercolor paper.

Tiffanie Turner, formally trained as an architect, constructs large scale botanicals, in various forms of bloom and decay. Her intricately detailed and layered floral sculptures are larger than life, allowing the viewer to appreciate the rhythms and patterns found in nature. Through this intimate interaction she hopes to draw attention to the urgency of environmental concerns and the wonder which could be lost.

Dustin Yellin is best known for his sculptures in which he embeds hundreds of hand-cut images from drawings, magazines and art books, within complex forms and intricately figurative landscapes he refers to as “psychogeographies.” These figures are composed with pop-culture imagery and are webbed with visions of utopian communities where mankind and nature thrive. These works have been featured at such notable sites as New York’s Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, as well as the Brooklyn Museum, where Yellin’s work is part of the permanent collection.

January 26 - March 28, MadArt

Ian McMahon Exhibit

Ian McMahon received his MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University and his BFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship; a New York Foundation of the Arts Artist Fellowship; and the Virginia Groot Foundation Fellowship. From mobile tractor-trailers to abandoned warehouses and galleries, McMahon’s work confronts and transforms both unconventional and conventional spaces. His sculptures challenge the permanence of art and place through performative and material-focused temporal constructions. Currently living in Newburgh, New York he is also the co-founder and co-director of the Belfry, an artist-run exhibition venue. McMahon’s work has been shown both nationally and internationally at venues including Crane Arts, Philadelphia; The Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland; Pierogi Boiler Room, New York; G-Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.; Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, Omaha; Suyama Space, Seattle; T & H Gallery, Boston, Tang Contemporary, Beijing, China; Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; among others.

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