Painting is a way of saying what can't be said any other way. Painting is a way of giving form to one's feelings. Painting, it turns out, is about responsibility in its original form—in the sense that it is a response to the visible world. Painting is my way of getting even with the world and making love to it at the same time. I paint to deserve to live. And—to quote my old friend Marty Washburn—painting is "my way of being with people."  — Paul Matthews, 9/26/06 (read more)
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"The Far Side of Dreams"
Paul Matthews Retrospective Catalogue 1951 - 2011
This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition: Paul Matthews, “Retrospective 1951 - 2011” The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie March 5 - April 17, 2011.
The publication offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the development of the artist's work as it unfolded over nearly six decades.
The volume presents color images of approximately 200 paintings & drawings covering the full diversity of Matthews's art and placing his many masterpieces into view.
Essay by New York artist/critic Alexi Worth and the poet Gerald Stern, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. With lavish, full-color documentation, this landmark publication is the most complete account of Paul Matthews artistic career to date.
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