KHFA exhibition archives

Steel and Light

Michael Christopher Matson
June 1-July 6, 2013
Opening reception Saturday, June 1, 6:30-8:30 pm
Artist will be in attendance

The sculptural works featured in Matson's Steel and Light focus on exploring forms and structures through matrix construction. Although initially serving as a construction technique, incorporating matrices into his works has since then acquired greater meaning. His sculptures speak to creating paths and connections between them. With each pathway formed, a documentation of the completion of the whole is mapped, representing the journey of process. According to Matson, it is like leaving breadcrumbs behind for others to follow, as new connections are formed and established to create the work. His sculptures visually illustrate growth through these paths chosen—the beauty of the piece dependent upon his choices. When commenting on his works, Matson states "they intrigue me deeply and speak to my desire to better understand myself as I move closer to my vision—it is very much a mapping of that maze of personal progression."

Matson received his BFA in printmaking and sculpture from Southern Methodist University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2010. He currently lives and works in Dallas.

Installation view