works by Nicolas Lampert and Colin Matthes
Opening Friday, June 11th 7-11p
58 Gallery, 58 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Plausible Inventions is a collaborative installation by Nicolas Lampert and Colin Matthes that addresses a world engulfed in its own technology. Lampert and Matthes transform the gallery into an “inventors workshop” of low-tech machines, hybrid creatures, blueprints, drawings, notes, models, survival objects, and scrap leftovers that are both fantastical and commonplace.
Nicolas Lampert is a Milwaukee / Chicago interdisciplinary artist focusing on collage, graphic art, street art, collective art practices, and writing. Primarily, he is known for the series “machine-animal collages” that has been exhibited in many formats from the streets to zines to community art spaces to the MASS MoCA and the MOMA. www.machineanimalcollages.com. Collectively, he works with the Justseeds Artist’s Cooperative. www.justseeds.org
Colin Matthes is a Milwaukee artist who works across a range of media including drawing, sculpture, installation, public art, print, and collective projects. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Denmark, Spain, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Austria. This summer he will travel to Belgium to complete a residency at Scheld’apen. He works collectively with Justseeds Artist’s Cooperative (Justseeds.org). His website is colinmatthes.com