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MATTHEW CRAVEN: space/time

Friday, April 3rd 2015 - June 3rd, 2015

Matthew Craven is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses historical images as a backdrop for his collages and drawings. Craven synthesizes historical images from lost cultures, relics, archaeological remains as well as images from the cosmos, both well known and extremely ambiguous, to create the abstract patterns and narratives in his works. By doing so he reconfigures the original historical narrative and he creates his own myths that induce a new connection to our past.
This series deconstructs old images from text books, and then re-assembles them back onto the book page to create a new history.

Join us for the opening reception of space/time on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 between 6PM - 9PM at Esqueleto Oakland.

You can also view select works from this series online here.