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Abstracts

Matthew Dibble

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Matthew Dibble, Cleveland, Ohio, United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery MATTHEW DIBBLE, STUDIO VIEW~ 2014

About Matthew Dibble

Matt Dibble: Up on the Roof By Douglas Max Utter www.douglasutter.com A paintings subject matter and formal qualities lodge in the reasonable parts of the brain, but more subtle surface features also exude significance, impressing the subconscious. Meaning derives, also, from the motions of repeated gestures or marks, and the way that successive layers of substance and attention suggest a play of dreamlike equivalences. Extremes of opacity and transparency link up through a range of visual clues, and for a moment the eye is surprised and the world is refreshed. Matt Dibble is an American artist who has installed and maintained roofs for several decades. Because he is a very good painter, his day job matters as everything matters, if life is to be realized as an aesthetic whole. It may well be that Dibbles different kinds of labor overlap, and in some sense complete one other. For one thing, a roof must accommodate stress and changing needs, so it encodes many kinds of knowledge -- an understanding of seasons and materials, of comfort and security and needs of the body and mind. Then there is the strangeness of roofing, which parallels the oddness of painting. To make a work that resists the changing microclimates of mind and spirit, an artist must enter his own memory and senses from a different angle, climb up and pry parts away, repair and recover the gaps between things. He must balance and risk, and in the end it may happen that he sees his surroundings from a surprising, slightly inhuman angle. Dibble divides his efforts even further; he produces two kinds of painting. His brushy abstract gestures rush into the paint like a gust of wind. Sometimes they lose themselves in explosions of color and texture, but more often there is a solution to the chaos a sense of a new creative order hanging like smoke over shattered visions. In another mood, Dibble also invents calmly restrained, transparent-seeming works. In these the spare outlines of mysterious figures float in a monochromatic dimension. Around them are blueprint-like depictions of utilitarian objects and generic, domestic rooms. The painter shows us an arch, a filing cabinet, an air compressor, and next to them hybrid creatures that might have been borrowed from a medieval bestiary a minotaurs cousin, a sort of selkie, and others. These characters seem emptied of their stories and therefore toothless, yet a flickering in the background, like distant lightening, suggests there is meaning, and power, here also. Embedded in the mundane circuitry of everyday understanding, the energies of myth persist. Thus Dibble empties and fills his canvases, revealing the joists of older worlds, or plumbing and modeling the thick, brief, worldly flesh that paint can so vividly evoke. His more overtly expressive works are doubly rooted in a passion for material experience, and in art history. He eulogizes, and exercises, and exorcizes the dry sinews and still vital spirits of Willem DeKooning, Arshile Gorky, and other mid twentieth century artists, often finding brand new energies. The schematic paintings, on the other hand, visit the design componants, the code, of an older world, like fragments of the hidden script that underwrite each human mind. Together Dibble seemingly opposed bodies of work dealing with the thickness of incarnation, or the limpid purity of geometry and myth, add up to a vision seen from a high and unusual place. Few painters have so broad or sharp or strange a view.

Education:

Graduated 1978 from Cooper School of Art in Cleveland.

 

Exhibitions:

Brace- A solo exhibition of paintings opening May 16th, 2014 at www.tregoningandco.com

Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Quilted Armour (oil and sand on canvas) 60x46 1991 THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Quilted Armour
4,200.00 USD
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Quilted Armour (oil and sand on canvas) 60x46in 1991

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Merlin First Class (oil and sand on canvas) 56x47 1995, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Merlin First Class
4,200.00 USD
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Merlin First Class (oil and sand on canvas) 56x47 in, 1995

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Confession Contour (oil on paper mounted to board) 54x50 2001, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Confession Contour
5,600.00 USD
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Confession Contour (oil on paper mounted to board) 54x50 in 2001, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Big Shandy (oil on paper mounted to board) 61x50 2001, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Big Shandy
6,400.00 USD
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Big Shandy (oil on paper mounted to board) 61x50 2001, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Paw Paw Lake (oil on canvas) 70x80 2004, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY
Paw Paw Lake
6,800.00 USD
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Paw Paw Lake (oil on canvas) 70x80 in 2004, THE CARLOS REID GALLERY

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Night Talk
Night Talk
5,400.00 USD
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Painting
Oil,charcoal and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 50 H x 46 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Glass Jaw
Glass Jaw
5,800.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Painting
Enamel,charcoal and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 52 H x 44 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Orchestra Coughs
Orchestra Coughs
4,800.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Painting
Oil on canvas
Size: 52 H x 44 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery College Days
College Days
6,000.00 USD
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Painting
Enamel,charcoal and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 68 H x 51 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Chinese Squeeze
Chinese Squeeze
4,200.00 USD
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Painting
Enamel and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 56 H x 32 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Pale Motorway
Pale Motorway
4,200.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Painting
Enamel and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 56 H x 32 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Last Printing Press
1 Last Printing Press
7,800.00 USD
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Painting
Enamel and paper on canvas
Size: 75 H x 90 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Naughty Syndicate
Naughty Syndicate
5,200.00 USD
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Painting
Oil,charcoal and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 56 H x 50 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Black Mangle
Black Mangle
6,200.00 USD
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Painting
Oil on Canvas
Size: 62 H x 55 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Gridlock
Gridlock
6,000.00 USD
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Painting
enamel, spray paint, charcoal and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 64 H x 50 W x 2.8 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Mystery Trade
Mystery Trade
5,800.00 USD
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Painting
enamel, spray paint, charcoal and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 54 H x 60 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States, The Carlos Reid Gallery Bull Session
Bull Session
6,400.00 USD
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Painting
enamel, spray paint, charcoal and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 60 H x 52 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States Jackknife
Jackknife
7,200.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Painting
enamel, spray paint, charcoal and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 73 H x 80 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States Gibbet
Gibbet
4,800.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Painting
enamel, spray paint, charcoal and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 54 H x 42 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States Junior Leaf
Junior Leaf
4,800.00 USD
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Painting
enamel, charcoal and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 45 H x 37 W x 2 in

Matthew Dibble
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Matthew Dibble United States Capital Reflex
Capital Reflex
5,200.00 USD
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Painting
enamel, charcoal and thumbtacks on canvas
Size: 52 H x 52 W x 2 in

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