Untitled (Cobalt Blue - Cyan) from the series 16:9, 2013
       
     
Untitled (Cobalt Blue - Cyan) from the series 16:9, 2013
       
     
Untitled (Vanadium Green) from the series 16:9, 2013
       
     
Untitled (Vanadium Green) from the series 16:9, 2013
       
     
Untitled (Black) 2013
       
     
Matt Henry, High Fidelity, Starkwhite 2013
       
     
Untitled (Raw) 2013
       
     
Untitled A (Grey - Black) 2013
       
     
Untitled B (Grey - Black) 2013
       
     
Untitled (Cadmium Red) 2013
       
     
Untitled (Achromatic Grey) 2013
       
     
Untitled (Cobalt Blue - Cyan) from the series 16:9, 2013
       
     
Untitled (Cobalt Blue - Cyan) from the series 16:9, 2013

Acrylic on linen, frame, acrylic glazing, 510 x 820 x 76 mm

High Fidelity, Nov 16 – Dec 14, Starkwhite. (2013, Nov 16). Retrieved from https://ocula.com/art-galleries/starkwhite/exhibitions/high-fidelity/

Matt Henry: High Fidelity
16 November – 14 December 2013

Starkwhite is pleased to present ‘High Fidelity’ by Matt Henry from 16 November to 14 December 2013.
In his first solo show at Starkwhite, Henry assembled a small group of paintings and sculptures reflecting his interest in art, design and consumerism. Installed in two galleries, each the mirror image of the other, the exhibition played on the notion of the doppelgänger, exploring the formal similarities and interconnectedness of art and design through the minimalist aesthetic.
Utilizing the same gallery space, Henry presents a new suite of paintings that engage with the legacy of minimalism and design. Concentrating on the picture frame as an integral element in the ‘design’ of his paintings, the works in ‘High Fidelity’ focus on the formal and mimetic possibilities of the frame, rather than the frame as embellishment or protection.
Henry’s minimalist-like paintings characteristically subvert conventions of display and construction in order to play upon references to non-objective art and minimalist product design. Willingly inviting uncertainty to the reading or perception of the work, Henry describes his practise as an “incongruous mix of the languages of 20th century abstraction, conceptualism and 21st century design.”
Tracing the process of commodification and semiotic re-coding, the works play upon the contextual openness of reductive or minimal art. Exploring the origins, histories and contradictions imbedded in the minimalist idiom, Henry’s investigation endeavours to decode and record the vagaries of these forms and their shifting social/political value.
Matt Henry graduated from Melbourne’s RMIT University with an MFA in 2008. Recent solo shows and representation in group/thematic exhibitions include: Elsewhere, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2012-13); From the series 16:9, Sydney Non Objective (2012); Metaphoria, St Paul Street Gallery (2012); Melbourne Art Fair (2012); Vernacular Painting, Starkwhite (2011); User Friendly, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts (2011); ART HK11, Hong Kong (2011); Contraflow, Starkwhite (2010); ART HK10, Hong Kong (2010); Fahrenheit, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (2009); Doppelgänger, Starkwhite (2009); Living Together, Michael Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery Wellington (2007); Activating Korea, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (2007); Mostly Harmless: a performance series, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (2006); Bloom, High Street Project, Christchurch (2004); and View, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (2004).
Located in New Zealand on Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Starkwhite presents a programme of artists’ projects, solo shows, independently curated exhibitions and occasional forays into new music and other interdisciplinary practices. Starkwhite also represents artists from New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific-rim.

Please contact the gallery for further information and images:

Starkwhite
510 Karangahape Road
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel. +64 9 3070703
starkwhite@starkwhite.co.nz
http://www.starkwhite.blogspot.com/
http://www.starkwhite.co.nz/

Untitled (Cobalt Blue - Cyan) from the series 16:9, 2013
       
     
Untitled (Cobalt Blue - Cyan) from the series 16:9, 2013

Acrylic on linen, frame, acrylic glazing, 510 x 820 x 76 mm

Untitled (Vanadium Green) from the series 16:9, 2013
       
     
Untitled (Vanadium Green) from the series 16:9, 2013

Acrylic on linen, frame, acrylic glazing, 820 x 510 x 76 mm

Untitled (Vanadium Green) from the series 16:9, 2013
       
     
Untitled (Vanadium Green) from the series 16:9, 2013

Acrylic on linen, frame, acrylic glazing, 820 x 510 x 76 mm

Untitled (Black) 2013
       
     
Untitled (Black) 2013

Acrylic on loom-state linen, tray frame, raw oak, 322 x 236 x 48 mm

Matt Henry, High Fidelity, Starkwhite 2013
       
     
Matt Henry, High Fidelity, Starkwhite 2013
Untitled (Raw) 2013
       
     
Untitled (Raw) 2013

Loom-state linen, tray frame, raw oak, 322 x 236 x 48 mm

Untitled A (Grey - Black) 2013
       
     
Untitled A (Grey - Black) 2013

Acrylic on sized and gessoed linen, tray frame, acrylic lacquer, 327 x 242 x 45 mm

Untitled B (Grey - Black) 2013
       
     
Untitled B (Grey - Black) 2013

Acrylic on sized and gessoed linen, tray frame, acrylic lacquer, 327 x 242 x 45 mm

Untitled (Cadmium Red) 2013
       
     
Untitled (Cadmium Red) 2013

Acrylic on sized and gessoed linen, oak frame, 322 x 236 x 48 mm

Untitled (Achromatic Grey) 2013
       
     
Untitled (Achromatic Grey) 2013

 Acrylic on sized and gessoed linen, tray frame, raw oak, 322 x 236 x 48 mm