What You Want
Curated by Matthew Leifheit
Exhibition: May 30 – June 29, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 30, 6-8pm
Curated by Matthew Leifheit as part of Baxter St at CCNY’s Guest Curators Program, this exhibition presents five visually indulgent approaches to the contemporary photographic still life. Embracing humor with dazzling color and brilliant light, these emerging artists test boundaries between the studio and the natural world, blending broad strokes between the two. These still lives present the artists’ desires objectified and reconfigured to be universally relatable. In them, disparate banal objects are combined with abandon in order to create visual pleasure. Here is What You Want.
A limited edition exhibition catalog will be available for purchase at the opening reception for $10. The catalog features a cover illustration by Ole Tillmann and includes an introductory poem by Paul Legault.
Matthew Leifheit (1988, Chicago) is a curator, publisher and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Having studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and Spéos, Paris, he writes on photography for various publications including Time Magazine’s Lightbox, the blog Art Fag City, and the Baxter St at CCNY’s Guest Blog. He is currently a Contributing Editor to the blog Feature Shoot.
Leifheit is Editor-in-Chief of MATTE Magazine, an independent publication that functions as a platform for emerging artists. MATTE is sold at Printed Matter and collected by the Museum of Modern Art Library in New York. MATTE Magazine’s website is www.mattemagazine.org.