Artist Matthew Dahaemers offers up RE-TREAD


Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present RE-TREAD, an exhibition featuring resident artist Matthew Dehaemers, on view from 3-14 to 4-18 with an opening reception Friday, 3-14 from 6- 9 p.m. RE-TREAD is an exhibition that embarks on a body of large and small-scale work, both sculptural and two-dimensional, by Matthew Dehaemers. The imagery is inspired by family past and present-an exploration of relationships from personal and universal perspectives. Some of the work is an introspective look at being a father, son and husband. Matt explores these ideas through variety of materials.

Matthew received his BFA in painting and printmaking from Creighton University. After college Matthew spent a year teaching on the Navajo Reservation in St. Michael Arizona. A few years later he completed an MFA in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Graduate Fellowship.

He has created numerous installations locally and around the country both for the gallery and for the public art realm. Matthew’s work has been commissioned by numerous organizations including the LA County Arts Commission, the City of Casper, WY, The Kansas City, Missouri Public Municipal Art Commission and The Kansas City Chiefs.

Dehaemers’ received a community award by the Johnson County chapter of the NAACP for his projects that have drawn attention to issues of race and discrimination. His work has been featured at numerous art spaces including the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Bemis Center of Contemporary Art and the Salina Arts Center. Matthew has had the opportunity to be a part of various artist residencies around the country.

Matthew Dehaemers is a resident artist at Studios Inc. The Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City. The 2013 – 2014 Exhibition Series has been made possible through the generous financial support of Jane Hunt-Meade and Benjamin Meade.

Kellie Houx

Kellie Houx is a writer and photographer. A graduate of Park University, she has 20 years of experience as a journalist. As a writer, wife and mom, she values education, arts, family and togetherness.

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