Matthew Weinstein, Queens of The Night, Spotlight, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Queens of The Night, Spotlight, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Queens of The Night, Starlight, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Queens of The Night, Starlight, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Monarchs, 2020. Oil and metallic pigments on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Monarchs, 2020. Oil and metallic pigments on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, The Golden Age, 2020. Oil and metallic pigments on panel, 45 x 78 inches
The Golden Age, 2020. Oil and metallic pigments on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Hibiscus, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Hibiscus, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Caladium, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Caladium, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Blue Velvet, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Blue Velvet, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
Matthew Weinstein, Pink Satin, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 inches
Pink Satin, 2020. Oil on panel, 45 x 78 in.
When I was just starting to really look at art, I saw a painting by Dosso Dossi. I think it was a satyr and a nymph. The interaction between them was so interesting. I always remember it, but I can’t find the painting. Then I saw the Arnold Böcklin self portrait with death playing the fiddle. He became one of my favorite artists (I remember telling Robert Rosenbloom that. He said ‘really?’ And a few days later he sent me a monograph on the artist from the 70’s). And I was so struck by paintings of two entities interacting. It’s the primordial stuff of entertainment as well as of our affective, romantic and violent lives.

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Press release

Baldwin Gallery is proud to present its fifth show with multi-media contemporary artist Matthew Weinstein. Weinstein is a young artist with visions of iconography: Victorian sci-fi strange spirituality suspended in a media-mix of the classically traditioned, and the affectless. In the current body of work, Weinstein’s resultant inflections are populated by exotic blooms and lighthearted human remains, performing joy and celebration in an unmoored idealized virtual reality: as powerful and impassive as the deities they seek to supersede.

Both born and based in New York City, Matthew Weinstein earned a B.A. from Columbia University in 1987.  His art has been exhibited in Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, the Netherlands, Italy, and the United States.

The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception, Friday, 26 December, 6-8 pm. Images are available upon request. Please call 970.920.9797 for further information.