Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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Matthew Callinan
brooklyn NY US
Updated: 2017-08-28 09:24:58


My work explores how mass-produced, bulk items can be used to create immersive, transformative environments that trade consumer experiences for spiritual ones. Through projects such as Igloo, plastic storage containers are reinterpreted into blocks of snow. In Office Supply Cubicle, notebooks and binders are re-displayed to reference stained glass windows. In Going For A Swim in Blue, 2000 blue, white, and clear balloons are placed in a closed space, transforming the environment into an experience of color, air, and mass. These projects challenge the banality of consumption to be more than what it is.






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