Matthew Northridge

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Rio Grande / Installation: “United States” at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
2012
drywall / paint, the full contour of the Rio Grande routed into drywall
approx. 17' vertical height on 20' high wall

“A long fissure insinuated down the length of a high wall. A deep crack gouged into the Museum. A minimal gesture displayed as art. It is difficult to immediately discern in Matthew Northridge’s sculptural installation what might be accidental, what is site-specific, and where the artist has intervened in his subtle process of creating meaning. The title is critical to this installation. Rio Grande literally gives shape to the line Northridge routed into The Aldrich’s sheetrock wall.”

- excerpt from catalog for “United States”

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