September 29

The Evocative Sculptures of Matt Gagnon

Bridging the planned and the intuitive at Winston Wächter.

Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is welcoming back Los Angeles-based sculptor, Matt Gagnon, for a third exhibition. Titled “Space for Not Knowing,” this exhibit unfurls Gagnon’s newest sculpture series: “Spatial Figments.” Displayed alongside his iconic light stacks and the more recent “Volcano” series, this collection delves deep into the nuances of architectural space.

“Spatial Figments” offers a peek into the realm of interiority. Drawing inspiration from the Braque-esque play on closed and open spaces, Gagnon challenges perceptions in this new exhibit. In contrast, his “Volcano” series beckons us to reflect on the mysteries of containment, highlighting the enigma of hidden, burgeoning parts within. The light stacks, an established part of Gagnon’s oeuvre, further probe the emotional resonance of color, texture, and material. These mesmerizing sculptures, composed of light, wood, and MDF, straddle the realm of exterior expression and inner emotion. They shine with a raw, improvisational allure, testament to Gagnon’s deep mastery over his craft.

3D art piece that mirrors volcanos and lava.

Holding an architecture degree from Cornell University, Gagnon’s illustrious career includes affiliations with design maestros like Gaetano Pesce and Frank Gehry. A dedicated educator, he has mentored budding designers at renowned institutions like Otis College of Art and Parsons School of Constructed Environments. His insights have also been sought by institutes like Savannah College of Art and Design and University of Central Oklahoma.

Gagnon’s work has graced the pages of prestigious publications, from The New York Times to Dwell. He has been tapped by industry giants such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Google, and even NASA’s Deep Space Network facility.

Check out Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle’s website for more details on upcoming exhibitions, or to learn more about the gallery’s consulting services.

Story by Ethan Chung & photographs courtesy Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle.

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