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Gallery Reception: Matt Arbuckle - Commute to Compute

Commute to Compute - An installation of mesh screen paintings that seeks to capture the ephemerality of the intersections between physical spaces and digital infrastructures.

On view through Thursday, October 11th, 2018 in Gallery II

“The idea of space has long been a focus of my practice; creating, manipulating and organising expanses. Recently my work has also been driven by the conceptual spaces of the digital world. I hope to capture something of these growing networks:, grounding intangible signals with solid longitudes and latitudes, and imagining the digital realms in which they exist. There is something sublime about these vast networks and the overwhelming computations that support them. It unsettles and intrigues me. Can these developing technologies help to map or define this digital terrain? Do the signals that constantly ping back and forth leave any trace? How do you represent something ubiquitous but largely invisible?

Matt Arbuckle received his Honors in Visual Communication with a Major in Painting, from Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2009. Arbuckle has been included in solo and group exhibitions throughout New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. His work is held in the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, and James Wallace Arts Trust, NZ. He has been a finalist for the The National Contemporary Art Award, NZ (2016), and the recipient of the James Wallace Art fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, USA (2017). He has presented solo exhibitions in the Melbourne Art Fair, Sydney Contemporary, and Auckland Art Fair. He is represented in New Zealand by Tim Melville Gallery. Learn more at

Image: Rare Earth 2018, dyed silk with magnets on mesh, 39 x 32 inch
Image credit: Dana Morrison

Earlier Event: September 20
Visiting Artist: Jeffry Mitchell
Later Event: September 28
September Departure