Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Matthew Kirk

Matthew Kirk’s (Navajo Nation) practice combines the materiality of his long-held job as an art-handler with mark-making inspired by comics, abstraction, and Diné (Navajo) visuality.

A 2019 Eiteljorg Fellow, his work was recently featured in The New York Times.

His recent solo exhibition White Snake (2023) was presented at Halsey McKay Gallery in New York City. Kirk was born in Arizona, raised in Wisconsin, and is based in Queens, New York.

Waste Is A Thief, 2023 Wood, acrylic, ink. graphite, leather, coroplast, insulation foam, hardware, wire, canvas 63 x 60.5 x 6 inches (160 x 153.7 x 15.2 cm)
Save That Chitter Chatter, 2023 Wood, acrylic, ink, graphite, Nerf, hardware, cotton strap 35.25 x 46.75 inches (89.5 x 118.7 cm)
I’ll Sing Along, 2023 Canvas, acylic, graphite, hardware, basketball rim, rope, hardware, wood 58.5 x 35 x 7 inches (148.6 x 88.9 x 17.8 cm)
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  1. […] Matthew Kirk sat down to talk to us about his group exhibition, The House Edge, on view until January 13 at The 8th Floor. Curated by Caitlin Chaisson, the show represents 16 artists who examine “the economic dimensions of indigenous sovereignty” in their work. To learn more about this show and Kirk’s work, both in the studio and his career as an art handler, listen to the complete interview. […]


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