MATTHEW SUTTON, the Galway based artist and musician, is to hold his first solo exhibition, Generally Recognised As Safe, in the Galway Arts Centre.
The exhibition explores the notion of adding or subtracting the minimal amount of any given material to/from the integral structure of a sculpture which is considered safe by experts, and therefore is exempted from the usual structural standard of requirements.
This reflects Matthew’s interest in spatial awareness and ‘urban waste’. Salvaged materials from skips and building sites form a collection of objects whose original purpose was to build or help sustain living environments.
The use of these industrial and inexpensive materials is the artist’s response to the current difficult economic climate in Ireland, where money is short and the leftovers of the Celtic Tiger can be utilised.
Matthew is a recent graduate form GMIT. His degree show was shortlisted for the undergraduate award 2013 in the visual art category. He has exhibited his work in Dublin and Galway.
There will be a private viewing of the exhibition this evening at 6pm, after which Generally Recognised As Safe will be open to the public until August 30.