Matthew Schreiber: Sauron, Bowie, and Maquettes

March 24, 2024 - September 29, 2024
Photo of a warped square with two opposite points touching the stage and the other opposite points bending upward. The warped square acts as a frame that houses multiple red LED lights that shine a fence like webbing across the inside of the frame.

Tetrahedron Maquettes (2024), Approximately 48″x48″x78″, lasers, electronics and welded aluminum.

About The Art

Schreiber produces work in a wide variety of mediums, including drawing, performance, sculpture, video, and light, mostly known for his work with Holography and Laser Light Sculptures. Recurring subjects within Schreiber’s work center on novelty, the occult, and spectacle by using tools of physics, technology, and perception.

Matthew Schreiber’s solo exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art consists of three types of light-based artwork, including laser light sculpture and holography. In Schreiber’s research for the exhibition, he came across online interviews with Director Lou Zona focusing on the Butler’s Bermant gallery of Art and Technology. This unusual focus by the Institute was of particular interest to the artist as he began the process for the exhibition. Schreiber’s approach to Art and Technology includes its scientific process and reflection on popular culture.

Schreiber grew up in Cleveland. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including Matthew Schreiber, Orders of Light, Boca Raton Museum of Art;  Light, Color and Geometry, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science;  Crossbow at the Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Side Show at Johannes Vogt Gallery, NYC; Guilloche at Fireplace Project in East Hampton, NY;  Swiss Hall Basel, Switzerland;  Platonic Solids at the NSU Art Museum Ft. Lauderdale, and Ontario, curated by Ambra Medda in the Miami Design District.

“Making a hologram is technically difficult, it’s a kind of dark art. It’s a very mysterious and strange process… The idea of mediumship, the idea of channeling through this process so that in a way, I’m becoming possessed.” –Matthew Schreiber

Group exhibitions include Dark Mofo, MONA, Hobart Tasmania; Day for Night, Houston Texas; The Jeweled Net: Views on Contemporary Holography at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA; Crystalline Lattice, curated by Yongwoo Lee in Gwangju, South Korea; Miami Noir at Invisible Exports in New York, NY; Shadows, Disappearances, and Illusions at the Perez Art Museum Miami; and Group Show at Galerie Almine Rech in Paris, France.

CATEGORIES: Exhibition

DATE: March 24, 2024 - September 29, 2024

LOCATION: Flad Gallery, Beecher Center (first floor)

RECEPTION: March 24th, 2024 1:00pm—3:00pm

Selected Works


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