Your shopping cart is empty.
My work spans the fields of art, design, and social practice, seeking to chart new material and conceptual territories, to innovate solution-based design, and to foster fresh modes of cultural production.
My recent solo work made for exhibition pays homage to sophisticated textile traditions including age-old indigenous processes in form-making and domestic handspun textile production. It is equally informed by the Platonic geometry used in architectural forms and sculptures pioneered by Buckminster Fuller. Mathematics is at the heart of these systems of logic and serves as the springboard for bold, material-based explorations. Between the inflated scale and radical fluorescent palette that refuses to be ignored, the sculptures and installations are loud and penetrating. Whereas the drawings, jacquard weaving and prints more quietly pose questions around value, and the labor and time embedded in process and history. With playfulness and wit, the work destabilizes conventional gender based value systems of hard and soft form-making, and encourages a deep engagement with our material world.
Beyond using the conceptual and formal potential of textiles, I work collaboratively to invent new textile technologies. Though we rarely recognize textiles as a core technology, the humble string has been the foundation for innovations and efficiencies that touch nearly every aspect of our lives from architecture to agriculture, medicine to manufacturing. One aspect of my research is to build a photovoltaic textile. Such a textile could become the pliable foundation for wearable and portable technology capable of providing renewable, sustainable power for devices such as personal electronics. In seperate research, I have been collaborating with a polymer engineer to build a series of 3-D printed textiles that will explore the boundaries between pliability and rigidity using a range of additive manufacturing processes and polymers. This new manufacturing method has the potential to create printed structures that can provide compression strength and flexibility. This research relates strongly back to the conceptual conceits of hard and soft that I explore in my solo practice, and also provides me a chance to use apply my technical and conceptual understanding of textiles, my design sensibility, and my passion for creative problem-solving toward innovations for the 21st century.
This presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.
It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.
The Art Storefronts Organization has verified that this business has provided a returns & exchanges policy for all art purchases.
All Sales are refundable. If you are not completely satisfied with the artwork purchased at Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery, simply return it for a full refund or for in-store credit.
This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.
The Art Storefronts Organization has verified that this Art Seller has published information about the archival materials used to create their products in an effort to provide transparency to buyers.
All materials used in making the art shown at Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery are of archival quality, used by professional artists. This includes all canvas, paints, paper, metals, glass, wood and clay bodies used in creating originals. This also includes inks, paper and other substrates used in print reproductions.
This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.
Click on any Image to continue
Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.
Thank you for visiting Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery!
Call us. Our Arkansas local number is 501-725-8508 and our toll-free long distance number is 877-744-1946.
If you want to reach us by email, or you want to receive our regular newsletter with information about new artwork, upcoming events and exhibitions; please fill out the request for information below. We are glad to serve you and appreciate your business!
Matt McLeod Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5 pm - 8pm
We are available for special events, private viewings, & space rental. Call us for an appointment!