Come On Dun Horse
Solo show with Good Weather, Chicago & North Little Rock
May – June, 2019
Good Weather is excited to present Come On Dun Horse by artist Matt Siegle. The show marks Siegle’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, on view at Hamtramck Ceramck (at Portage Garage) in Hamtramck, Michigan, a municipality encompassed by the city of Detroit. The exhibition opens May 18, 2019, and is on view until July 6, 2019, with open hours from 1-4 pm on Saturdays, or by appointment ([email protected]goodweathergallery.com).
Comprised of new paintings and sculptures, Come On Dun Horse builds upon a body of work that desires to queer the pathos of the American West. The sculptures in the exhibition are mixed-media outgrowths of this staid body, drawing from Siegle’s field research between the Mississippi River and the Sierra Nevada. Four wall-based works anchor the exhibition on a directional compass inverted and positioned thirty degrees askew from the true cardinal directions. Two floor-based sculptures allude to transportation and resources, particularly in regards to water. Referring to sign posts and fountains, the sculptures are markers and wells for the outcast who ferrets through the rifts and fissures of the land.
Continuing Siegle’s conceptually driven approach to materials and sources, selected paintings in Come On Dun Horse originate from the designs of calling cards and advertisements from country-western gay bars of the 1980s and 90s. Emphasizing an innuendo of coded language associated with yesteryear queer culture, the compositions present ulterior interpretations of classic stereotypes, at once earnest in their camp and human in their motivation for connection.
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