July 29, 2017
Brooklyn, NY - ART 3 gallery is pleased to present MATTHEW COLE, Memories, Dreams, Reflections. This is the artist first solo exhibition in New York and with the gallery. On view at ART 3 gallery, 109 Ingraham Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn. The show opens on Tuesday July 25, 6- 8:30 PM, 2017. Summer Gallery hours: by appointment only.
"Memories, Dreams, Reflections" is a continuous exploration of painting approached from a particular psychological angle named after Carl Jung's autobiography on Visions and Symbols.
While Jung tried to grasp the human psyche through writing and analysis, Cole has tried to elevate his own archetypal ideas through his painting.
"Life in Mu Ko Ang Thong", in the show, started with a powerful dream the artist had one night in Paris, following the event of the Malaysia Flight 370 plane crash in 2014.
"Hoop Dreams (4)" is an amalgam of real life and fantasy referring to the artist early childhood aspiration to be a professional basketball player in the NBA and the crushing
realization that this goal was far-fetched. The painting is a of recovery, while evoking the nostalgia of those days.