"It Just Formed in My Eyes" - Boys & Girls Club - Center for a New Generation at Connally Elementary

This door was inspired by Phoenix B. and created by Matthew Rosenfeld. Learn more and vote for this door below. Go back to the gallery to view others.

It Just Formed in My Eyes

Title:
It Just Formed in My Eyes

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Artist: Matthew Rosenfeld

Matthew Rosenfeld (b. Atlanta, GA, 1989) is an artist currently living and working in Atlanta. Matthew received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts in May 2012, and has co-curated numerous group exhibitions throughout the St. Louis area including Primordial Ooze, Post Office, and ARE WE THERE YET?
Through his work Matthew examines the interstices of the visible by playing with the immaterial spaces between bodies. Caught between solidification, liquidness, horizontality, and verticality, the work expresses a space of becoming in which the body is put in conflict with a multitude of forces¬–containers, ground, consumer goods, and ductile metals–as it vies for definition. In many instances, borders are simultaneously drawn and challenged as the work is suspended in a state of formal ambiguity.
Currently Matthew is experimenting with transparent surfaces as a way to confront what might be termed a “crisis of visibility” in today’s digital culture. By printing on clear packing tape, and through acts of production and negation, Matthew creates flat works that both come into and fall away from being. The ink jet images printed on tape are etched into, erased, covered up, printed over, and scanned. A cyclical process is made visible that mirrors quests for truth, understanding, and authenticity in a time when transparency and exposure are both demanded and largely put into question.

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Phoenix B.

Inspiration:
Phoenix B.

Phoenix is 11 years old and a member of the Center for a New Generation at Connally Elementary.  Her favorite club activity is Torch Club, which is a character and leadership program.  She says that BGCMA has helped her understand the importance of being an outstanding student and to improve her grades; she wants to be a lawyer when she grows up because she loves helping people.  For her, the best part of BGCMA is Miss Keesha, the program director – she listens to the members and helps them believe in themselves.