Matthew Steele's interests lie in methods of connection, with all of their complexities. He is heavily motivated by infrastructure. There is a certain poetry to the lengths we go to, to feel connected. He is interested in how our internal technologies are often reflected in the physical technologies that we produce. There is desire in a highway. There is resilience in a dam. There is triumph in a bridge. These icons are steeped in intense labor. He sees them as manifestations of our grand intention; to transcend the greatest obstacles we know. It is his intent to personify or portray technologies of the self through depictions of these utilitarian endeavors.
January 9 to March 27, 2012