Untitled (screen), Archival inkjet print, © 2013 Matthew Hilger. Courtesy of the artist

Untitled (screen), Archival inkjet print, © 2013 Matthew Hilger. Courtesy of the artist

Matthew Hilger
buffalo Buffalo.
April 4 – 26, 2013
Opening: First Thursday, April 4, 6 PM – 8 PM

Gallery4Culture is pleased to present, for the month of April, a solo exhibition by Seattle-based artist Matthew Hilger. Hilger’s artistic training is in photo-media and his studio practice is deeply rooted in contemporary theory. For the 4Culture exhibition, he presents a combination of photographic images and objects that, combined, take the form of a carefully orchestrated, sparsely populated installation.

Whether as image, object, or a combination of the two, Hilger explores what things say they are; what things pretend they’re not; as well as what occurs in-between. Hilger has aptly titled this exhibition with a play on words: buffalo Buffalo.

About Matthew Hilger: Born in 1986 outside Chicago and raised near Kansas City, Matt Hilger earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009 and his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Washington in 2011. Aside from his formal studies and studio practice, Matt has worked with non-profits that focus on community empowerment and education.