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Project 4 Presents Associative Fugue

Void Watcher, Matthew Mann, oil on canvas, 60 x 70”. Photo courtesy of Project 4.

Void Watcher, Matthew Mann, oil on canvas, 60 x 70”. Photo courtesy of Project 4.

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Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Project 4 presents “Associative Fugue,” a solo exhibition by Washington, DC-based artist Matthew Mann. In music, a fugue is a compositional technique in which multiple voices are repeated throughout a composition; and in psychiatry, a fugue is a temporary, dissociative state where one experiences a loss of awareness of their identity. With “Associative Fugue,” Mann’s paintings weave together landscapes, cowboys, birds, and patterns that create a formal complexity with underlying symbolic and associative possibilities. Mann’s use of bold, saturated colors, coupled with his blending of representational tropes mirrors both the musical and psychiatric fugues while musing on the tenuousness of narrative in visual culture.

Matthew Mann received his BFA from the Central Missouri State University and his MFA from American University in Washington, DC. Mann has exhibition throughout Eastern US, most recently with the Hamiltonian Gallery as a Fellow with the Hamiltonian Artists. He has received grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and been a visiting artist at the Luce Center Foundation, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Maryland Institute College of Art and Design; and Penn State University. This is the artist’s first exhibition at Project 4.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12 – 6 pm and by appointment.

Project 4 Gallery is located at 1353 U St. NW, Suite 302. For more information or to arrange a preview, please contact Gallery Manager Kelsey Finn at 202.232.4340 or [email protected]

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