Flat Fusion Five
Davis, CA – January 1, 2014 – UC Davis Craft Center Gallery presents “Flat Fusion Five,” the first solo exhibition of longtime Craft Center volunteer Matan Shelomi, January 6 – February 7. Opening reception will be held on January 24 from 5:00-7:00pm at the gallery, (530)752-1475. Matan Shelomi will be at the reception to answer questions.
The exhibit will feature works produced over the past five years displaying the variety of skills taught at the Craft Center and the possible permutations thereof: sculptures combining metal, wood, and glass; books bound with relief or photo prints and handmade paper; jewelry featuring wire-worked ceramics; and more. Some of the pieces will be available for purchase after the show.
Matan Shelomi has been volunteering at the Craft Center since 2009, and has been certified in nearly every class they offer. He studied silkscreening and oil painting at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, though he is a biologist by training and currently a PhD Candidate in Entomology and Nematology at UC Davis. His work celebrates these multiple influences on his life in the style of the Art-Science Fusion program developed at UC Davis, blurring the lines between biology and beauty. Culture, education, and identity are flattened literally and figuratively into pieces that are as aesthetic as they are informative and informed.
For more information, contact Matan Shelomi at (914) 393-7449, firstname.lastname@example.org.