Matthew CravenApr 27, 2015
Matthew Craven's space/time series currently occupies our desert-like gallery in Oakland, California. This series deconstructs old images from text books, and then re-assembles them back onto the book page to create a new history. 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.