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Friday, May 25, 2012

"ERSATZ" Reception Tonight, 6-9 PM at the Steenbock!

Come to join your Steenbock Friends in celebrating "ERSATZ," by Nate Mathews! Nate is our 2011 Steenbock Juried Exhibition winner.

6-9 PM tonight at the Steenbock. Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Steenbock Gallery is Pleased to Open "Ersatz," an Exhibition by 2011 National Juried Exhibition Winner, Nate Mathews

Steenbock Gallery to Open Nate Mathews Exhibit

“Ersatz” exhibition explores the influence
 of architecture on those who inhabit it.

“Ersatz,” an exhibit featuring photographs by Nate Mathews, will be on display May 21, 2012 to June 22, 2012 in the Steenbock Gallery.  An artist’s reception will take place on Friday, May 25, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  The Steenbock Gallery is located at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 1922 University Ave., and is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

“Ersatz is a photographic exploration about how architecture influences those who inhabit it,” says Mathews. “Architecture plays an important part in how people interact, where and whether they interact, and how they feel about the activity that happens in the space. People recognize when they do not like a space or if it is lacking something and shown in this work is the attempts to rectify the flaws in the design… This work examines artificial features that are incorporated into publicly accessible spaces: commercial, corporate, and institutional, constructed environments in an attempt to mitigate or lessen the effect of structures that, while functional, are essentially cold flat featureless boxes. This collection seeks to draw the viewer’s attention to the presence of these ersatz elements in modern architectural spaces.”

To view the artist’s work, please visit http://www.natemathews.com/