Art on the Edge: 17 Contemporary American Artists (2009) by George Clack (Editor)

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2 cm) Courtesy of the artist, Seattle, Washington 60 M A T T S A U N D E R S MATT SAUNDERS (b. 1975, Tacoma, Washington) attended Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut (2000, MFA Painting/Printmaking), and Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1997, BA Visual and Environmental Studies). He has had solo exhibitions in numerous venues including Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York City (2003); Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland (2001); and Holyoke Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1999).

The culture market has swollen larger than any language that could describe it. We are, more than ever, finely attuned to the minor movements of things — a hyper-sophisticated, mannered world of virtuosic culture portraying itself. Film, and, in other ways, history are our basic texts — or subtexts. Online and on the streets, we stage elaborate performances of our passions for them. Nevertheless, the individual film, and the individual viewer, are mostly maudlin. And amazing. ’ My work began with an obsession with these recorded, almost intimate moments of performances that break down or never get started, or over-perform.

At the age of 25, Hancock became one of the youngest artists to be included in a Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City (2000). He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida (2003); James Cohan Gallery, New York City (2003); Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas (2002); and the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas (2001). Doyle’s work has been included in many group exhibitions, and is housed in numerous museum collections including those of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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