I have been a long-time fan of Mathew Palladino’s paintings. Both technically precise and conceptually smart, his previous gallery efforts have been nothing short of amazing. On his flickr page is a preview for his upcoming solo show at San Francisco’s Eli Ridgeway Gallery called Sweet Relief.
With this new body of work, the artist is focusing on ‘sculptural reliefs’ that are plaster casts made out of various found and hand-made molds, and then painted with enamel. I found the promotional image of the two un-named pieces to be very interesting as they appear to both be the same mold but they are painted differently, creating two completely different ways to view the same relief. Though I won’t be able to attend in person, I’ll certainly be looking forward to more pictures of his new work.