Please join us at the Spotlight Gallery in Wagner College’s Horrmann Library for “Finding the Thread,” an exhibition of work by Matthew Holben, on display from Friday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Nov. 11.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The Spotlight Gallery is located in the Horrmann Library on the Wagner College campus at 631 Howard Ave., Staten Island. The exhibition will be open during regular library hours. Use this link to see the library’s operating hours.
Matt Holben is a printer, artist and designer from Lansing, Michigan, who joined the Wagner College visual arts faculty earlier this semester. After earning a degree in plant biology from Michigan State University, his keen interest in letterpress printing pushed him toward a design degree at Wayne State University and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His process-driven practice encompasses a range of media including printmaking, book arts, publication design and fibers.
“Finding the Thread” explores the function of the apron beyond its use as a protective garment. The apron becomes a uniform for the “job” of making things, a catalyst for creation. Originally intended to reflect the highly personal nature of garments and the creative process, the project morphed into a meditation on the unique power and joy of learning — and leaning into — an entirely new process. What new ideas might an “inexperienced” hand come up with? In our results-driven world, what could be discovered if we focused on the experience of creating rather than the end product?
For more information about the Spotlight Gallery at Wagner College’s Horrmann Library, contact gallery director Jenny Toth at email@example.com.