Matthew Kolodziej: Lost On a Straight Line

Exhibition Dates: September 29, 2015 - October 24, 2015

Reception: Thursday, October 1, 6 - 8 pm

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Thomas Berding, Lost in Conversion, 2016, oil, acrylic and flashe on canvas, 69” x 62”.jpg

The Painting Center is pleased to announce Matthew Kolodziej’s solo exhibition, Lost On A Straight Line, in its Project Room. Kolodziej uses references to architecture to project a sense of dislocation, change, and compression of information. Forming and deteriorating synapses are present in the fragments, fissures, and residues on the surfaces of the paintings. Using computer generated collages based on sites he visits; Kolodziej traces the forms onto canvas and then pours, scrapes, and layers the surface. The reconstructed images of the site present a space that alternates between a tenuous and fragile image and a believable illusion of stability. The painting space is a stage for forming a sense of place.

Matthew Kolodziej is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation award and a Fulbright Scholar. This exhibition was made possible with a grant from the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). Matthew Kolodziej’s work has been featured in over 70 exhibitions including The Cleveland Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, and Rose Art Museum. For additional images visit

View Catalogue: Matthew Kolodziej_Catalogue.pdf