April 6 – 29, 2023
Matthew Behrend invites us to a space beyond time in Timeless Light. His work connects to the divinity of nature and the dimensions of existence where universal consciousness is found.
Matthew’s patinas are meditative works of otherworldly forms and landscapes created with electric fields under water. His work is about the joy of creating with nature, experiencing dimensions beyond the five senses. The Electric Patina is a unique medium he created with influence from darkroom photography, semiconductor lithography, and the electrochemistry of neural prosthetics. Electric fields are invisible to the eye, but predictable, fluid, and responsive to the 3D world. A 3D sculpture of electric fields is composed in front of copper or brass to form the patina. The patinas are imprints of an ephemeral conversation of the artist with natural forces.
Matthew’s work is questioning perception. It deals with turning around beliefs of our existence in time and space and offers an experience of curiosity through forms defying concepts of separateness. Gradients replace object edges and where edges are placed in the work they reference a lack of edges. Contours of form are signed in the mathematics of electrophysics. His process of developing images includes the physics that life unfolds and creates with.
Timeless Light will be on display at Gallery 110 from April 6 – 29, 2023. Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday from 12pm – 5pm and by appointment. Please join us for the First Thursday Art Walk on April 6 from 4-8pm.