Matthew Palladino @ Garth Greenan Gallery, NYC

May 22, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014Garth Greenan Gallery, New York City

Garth Greenan Gallery is pleased to announce, Matthew Palladino, an exhibition of paintings at 529 West 20th Street. Opening through June 28 2014, the exhibition is the artist’s first solo-exhibition in a New York gallery. Eight of the artist’s brightly colored, meticulously painted works will be on view.

Palladino’s recent paintings are made from life-sized casts of found objects. Things as seemingly disparate as handcuffs, banana-scented flytraps, and ice cream sprinkles are carefully reproduced in plaster and then hand-painted in brilliant, matte acrylics. These objects reemerge transformed—like turbocharged, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth versions of their former selves—either arranged in neat rows or scattered “randomly” across monochromatic grounds.

Born in San Francisco in 1985, Matthew Palladino studied painting at the California College of the Arts. He has had solo-exhibitions at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions (2010, San Francisco) and Eli Ridgway Gallery (2011, San Francisco). In 2011, Palladino had a two-person exhibition at New York’s Fredericks & Freiser. Recently, his work was acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Matthew Palladino will be on view at Garth Greenan Gallery, 529 West 20th Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues), through Saturday, June 28, 2014. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.