Mathew Sawyer: Please Take All Your Rubbish With You

16 Jan 2015 – 21 Feb 2015

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Tues - Fri 11am - 6pm, Sat 11am - 3pm or by appointment

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London, United Kingdom


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Mathew Sawyer presents new and recent artworks, producing a chronicle of interventions from the artist's life. Through drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and music, Sawyer continues his series of what he terms as 'documentary works', making connections with unknowing collaborators and creating objects that oscillate between public and private.


                                                          I meet with friends
                                                     no one but me is aware
                                                I've tied one of my shoelaces
                                                      tighter than the other
                                                       it's barely noticeable
                                                  but at times all-consuming
                                                 I bury the words FUCK YOU
                                                            set in concrete
                         to be discovered at some unknown point in the future

                                               how big is the invisible trap?
                                                            I stack pennies
                                                            37 precarious
                                           one from each year I've been here
                                                    the newest the brightest
                                                                stupid music
                                                 I drink myself drunk as I walk
                                                        collecting feathers
                                                  in the morning a sculpture
                                            please take all your rubbish with you 

Maria Stenfors is pleased to present Mathew Sawyer’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Mathew Sawyer (b. 1977) graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2002 and lives and works in London. Notable solo exhibitions include: Spacex, 2014; Rokeby Gallery, 2011; Swallow Street, curated by Sarah McCrory, 2009; Galleria Sonia Rosso, Italy, 2008 and 2005 and Jack Hanley Gallery, USA, 2005. Sawyer has also been included in the Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon, as well as shown at White Columns, New York, The Prague Biennial, The Whitechapel, The Approach, Lisson, The Royal Festival Hall, London and Kunstmuseum Luzern.

Mathew Sawyer will be doing a musical performance during the course of the exhibition (date to be announced).

For images or further information please contact Maria Stenfors maria@mariastenfors.com or Carla von der Becke carla@mariastenfors.com 


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