"I’m intrigued by spaces that feel vacant but have a clear purpose. Like contemporary ruins."
Our final Constant/Change Artist Highlight is Matthew Steele! Matthew Steele's work is inspired by the infrastructure all around us. His sculptures are architectural and many pieces share formal qualities with bridges, buildings, and monuments. Each intricately designed sculpture features several pieces of wood joined together to create a complex work of art.
"Matthew Steele is an artist and graphic designer living and working in Charlotte North Carolina. Often utilizing the aesthetic of function and industry, Steele draws parallels from the made-made and human technologies of the self. With a BFA in sculpture from Indiana University, Steele came to Charlotte in 2012 for a McColl Center for Art + Innovation Artist Residency. Steele has work in collections nationally and internationally, including the Art in Embassies program. "
Images: Matthew Steele, Rib, 2018, walnut, copper rod, and 23 nails and Suspended - Louisville Slugger, 2017, baseball bat, copper rod, 30x30x3