Friday, January 20 – Saturday, March 4, 2023
Informed by a background in engineering, woodworking and visual art, Trueman’s work for this show includes video, sound, kinetic sculpture, and reclaimed natural materials, which work in concert to present a more-than-human perspective on forest life cycles. voices in a cool wet darkness transforms the gallery with monumental, resonant tree trunks, artworks that move and warble, and a recent video that offers an alternative vantage point on our shared landscape. Latcham Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the City of Barrie’s Horticulture and Forestry Departments for their material contributions to this exhibition. About the artist: Matthew Trueman is an artist based in London, Ontario. He works primarily in sculpture, site-responsive installation, and video exploring Western culture’s relationship with the landscape through technology. Trueman received his Master of Fine Art from Western University. In 2021, his work was included in the group exhibition Written on the Earth, for which there was an accompanying catalogue, at McIntosh Gallery (London, ON). His recent series of site-responsive installations, Instruments for Landscapes: Black Rocks, was the recipient of the 2019 Environmental Award at Ocean Alliance in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Trueman has had previous exhibitions at DNA Artspace (London, ON), McMaster Museum of Art (Hamilton, ON), Thames Art Gallery (Chatham, ON) and Museum London for Nuit Blanche. His photographic works have been published in So Long South Street by Huron and Erie Press.
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We would like to acknowledge the Young Canada Works program for committing to fund a staff resource for this exhibition. Nous remercions le programme Young Canada Works de s’être engagé à financer une ressource en personnel pour cet exposition.