Hair On My Tongue (No Seas Cabrón) Matt Wardell IMAGES

January 5 – 19, 2013

Reception: Saturday, January 8, 8 – 11 PM
Location: 3006 W 7th St #220 Los Angeles CA 90005
Open Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 7 PM


Commonwealth & Council presents an exhibition by Matt Wardell that favors rhizomatic growths in propagating multiple, non-hierarchical modes of knowledge and other possible communities for shared meaning.

Something about an eggplant. Something about dealing with death, life, not life, not death, and assorted. Something about not dealing with death, life, not life, not death, and assorted. Something/ will/ occur.

The usual, but not usual, tasted, again, always different. Affections rekindled for text and small things- wobbles, an odd stroke, the things color can do, fence walking, always fence walking.

The unseen. Looking for signs. Fetish for ruins/ suffered/ by/ lover/ of/ language.

Etruscan tomb architecture with elements of the Third Style. Votives- cats, Chinese babies, fresh fruit. Listen to the ear of the corn.

Matt Wardell archives and surveys an exceedingly abundant databank of personal and collective images. On a horizontal axis, Wardell reconfigures and reorders a stream of thought or search engine results from contaminated keyword query. What results is a conglomeration of spoiled goods that are ugly pretty and non-hierarchical.

Matt Wardell is an artist living in Los Angeles. Wardell has exhibited in the United States and Mexico including SFMOMA, LACE, REDCAT, PØST, Human Resources LA, Claremont Museum of Art, Black Dragon Society, Mark Moore Gallery. Wardell is a founding member of the artist collective 10lb Ape (Ten Pound Ape).