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Sylvia matas

Sylvia Matas | vast, constant, irreversible
2014 | embossed paper, 12 pages, edition 16 of 30 | 5 x 6 in

The meaning of a poem slips through time, changing with every reading and should never be presumed to be static. These delicate, nearly invisible, embossed prints by Sylvia Matas are a shifting poem that is always to be read differently. Her poem in this form is unending and as such an artwork that constantly redefines itself.

Sylvia Matas is a Winnipeg-based interdisciplinary artist whose drawings, texts and videos explore psychological landscapes, natural phenomena and individual experience. Matas received her BFA from the University of Manitoba and her MFA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design. Her work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions, including A Certain Distance, Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Winnipeg; vast, constant, irreversible, MKG127, Toronto; and Red Shift, Mercer Union, Toronto. Matas’ work has been included in various collective exhibitions, including Looking Up: Contemporary Connections with Inuit Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg; Resonant Field, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary; and Condensation, Decima Gallery, London. Matas is represented by Lisa Kehler Art + Projects in Winnipeg.

This work was donated to Plug In ICA for our 2016 Gala & Art Auction and proceeds from the sale of this work support Plug In's artistic and educational programming.



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