Matt Calderwood’s new works open the process up to chance, allowing the coastal weather and light particular to the Pavilion to choreograph his work. Exploring the physical properties of material and its transformative quality, Exposure Sculpture (2013) are geometric structures made from welded steel clothed in billboard paper. Located on the roof during the summer months, they have now been reassembled in the gallery space and reveal the results from the four months’ exposure to the elements during the outdoor installation prior to the exhibition.
The exhibition is supported by The Elephant Trust.
Papercut (2013), a large scale collage made from stocks of newsprint, continues to experiment with the idea; beginning with only a subtle visible difference in paper stocks, visitors will see constantly changing patterns on the paper which will emerge as the low winter sunlight enters deep into the gallery space throughout the period of the exhibition.
Exposure Sculptures are co-commissioned by De La Warr Pavilion and BALTIC, Gateshead.
The two exhibitions, Paper Over the Cracks at BALTIC 39 earlier this year and the exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion, will be documented together with critical essays in a publication available at the end of the show.
Matt Calderwood was born in 1975 in Northern Ireland, and studied Fine Art at University of Sunderland (1994-7) and Foundation Art and Design at Newcastle College (1993-4). He lives and works in London. Selected solo exhibitions include: David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2012); Full-Scale, Wilkinson Gallery, London (2011); Galerija Simulaker, Novo Mesto, Slovenia (2011); Shatterproof, Maria Stenfors, London (2010); Works, Galleria Klerkx, Milan (2008); DAM, Galerie Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam (2008); Projections, David Risley Gallery, London (2007); Opening, Canon Marsh/Bristol Harbourside, Bristol (2007); Hot Air, Taxter and Spengemann, New York (2007); DIM, David Risley Gallery, London (2005); Lumber Room, Taxter and Spengemann, New York (2003).