Matthew Purvis at EEL Gallery.

January 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

“The Hysterical Male” is the first solo exhibition by Matthew Purvis. Featuring photographs and sculptural pieces, the works explore issues of masculinity and but also seek to re-evaluate some of the aesthetic prejudices of modern art. Composed of fourteen distinct stations and more than forty elements, these aspects interact and play off each other in conflicting ways. Couched in styles that bridge classicism with folk art, the show smudges the distinctions between images and objects using the naked male body as a starting point.

“The Hysterical Male” runs at the EEL Gallery, locate at 1 Spadina Crescent from February 1-17. Opening reception will be on February 1 from 5-7 PM.

Gallery hours: M-W 12-5pm or by appointment. Contact utfasu@gmail.com

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