Clayton Colvin: All Magic is Dangerous

Stitching the Water to the Shore, 2012, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 16"x20"

Material is excited to announce its one hundred-second exhibition, Clayton Colvin: All Magic is Dangerous.

All Magic is Dangerous will run for one night only on Friday, June 14th from 6-8pm.

Material is located at 2553 Broad Avenue.

Clayton Colvin has developed a practice of painting that is both challenging and seductive. He uses a hybrid of figurative and abstract approaches to create delicate, fantastic and concrete spaces. The immediate and intimate nature of drawing infuses his linen panels with a hypnotic mix of familiarity and mystery. The resulting images are skillfully constructed poems, or Burroughs cut-ups, in which the viewer gets pleasantly lost in language.

Clayton Colvin received his MFA in painting from the University of Alabama. He received an undergraduate degree in Art History from NYU in 1999 and holds a Masters in Art Education from UAB. His work has been exhibited most recently in 'Birmingham's Best Young Artists' at Schedler Minchin Fine Art in Homewood. Additional information can be found at the artist's website. This is his fourth exhibition at Material.

About Material: Founded by Hamlett Dobbins and Julie Meiman in 2004, Material is a 19'x16' exhibition space set in the storefront on Broad Avenue in the Binghampton neighborhood of Memphis. Taking the name from Montessori learning tools, Material was built to provide emerging and  established artists with an intimate, clean space in which to share their work with Memphis' growing arts community. The programming consists of monthly shows as well as artists' lectures in connection with local colleges and universities. Material has served as a space for young artists to have their first shows as well as a place for established local and regional artists to test new ideas in a public forum. In addition to serving local artists, Material has hosted artists from Birmingham to Tokyo. Come visit.

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