Matthew Cusick

ARTICLE: Matthew Cusick Illustrates "Manifestations on the myth of the voiceless" in Orion Magazine

September 1, 2021 - Amitav Ghosh for Orion Magazine

It is very rare today for the word brute to be used in the way it was in the past. Nobody refers to animals, let alone to people or races, as brutes anymore; nobody even cries out “you brute!” as characters so often do in Victorian novels.

But even as the original coinage fades from everyday usage, its derivatives, like brutal and brutality, have become ubiquitous—on the internet, in newspapers, and on signs protesters carry through the streets as they chant “Black Lives Matter!”—for police brutality is, of course, at the heart of the protests.

The current ubiquity of the word brutality is an indication of a stunning reversal: no longer is this domain of meaning configured around the savage or the semicivilized; it is centered instead on the repressive machinery of the state, primarily the police. The inversion of meaning establishes an etymological arc that links the planetary crisis directly back to processes of colonization, enslavement, and biopolitical war....

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Matthew Cusick News: PRESS RELEASE: Matthew Cusick - Of All This World At Once opens in May, May  5, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Matthew Cusick - Of All This World At Once opens in May

May 5, 2021 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Matthew Cusick: Of All This World At Once, an exhibition of recent archival pigment prints by the Dallas artist. An open house will be held Saturday, May 15th, from 12 - 4 pm. The exhibit continues through July 31. Of All This World At Once is the artist's second solo show with Holly Johnson Gallery...

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PRESS RELEASE: Matthew Cusick in "What Lies Beneath" at OJAC

February 18, 2017 - Patrick Kelly, Old Jail Art Center

What Lies Beneath presents the work of nine contemporary artists who utilize the mediums of collage, montage (photographs or film), and assemblage (found objects). Mass-produced print imagery and utilitarian objects--fueled by voracious consumerism--have created an endless supply of source materials for these artists in their productions of collages, montages, and assemblages. Though diverse in appearance, all of the works in this exhibition share a commonality of providing layered meanings, consciously or sub-consciously, embedded by the artists. The full potential of each work is revealed by the viewers' efforts to discover "what lies beneath" ...

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Matthew Cusick News: CATALOGUE RELEASE: Matthew Cusick at Holly Johnson Gallery, October 15, 2015 - Noah Simblist

CATALOGUE RELEASE: Matthew Cusick at Holly Johnson Gallery

October 15, 2015 - Noah Simblist

46 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue on the occasion of "Matthew Cusick: Rendition” at Holly Johnson Gallery from September 12 – November 14, 2015. The catalogue includes an essay by Noah Simblist - writer, curator, artist and an Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Available at the gallery and on Blurb.

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REVIEW: Matthew Cusick in Glasstire

October 7, 2015 - Christina Rees

I saw Matthew Cusick’s show of tight, intricate collages at Holly Johnson Gallery last week and went back to see it again this week...

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Matthew Cusick News: PRESS RELEASE: Matthew Cusick - Rendition, September 12, 2015 - Holly Johnson Gallery

PRESS RELEASE: Matthew Cusick - Rendition

September 12, 2015 - Holly Johnson Gallery

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to present Matthew Cusick: Rendition, an exhibition of recent collage works and altered book pages by the Dallas artist...

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Matthew Cusick News: INTERVIEW: Matthew Cusick in The Hidden People, December 31, 2011 - Amelie Malmgren

INTERVIEW: Matthew Cusick in The Hidden People

December 31, 2011 - Amelie Malmgren

Matthew Cusick is an artist to know, understand and admire. Inspired by topography, he uses vintage map cutouts as a surrogate for paint and creates the most compelling
pieces of art.

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ARTICLE: Matthew Cusick's "Bold Strokes"

July 31, 2008 - Alison Bevilacqua

Matthew Cusick in VOX Hamptons Magazine

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REVIEW: Matthew Cusick "Diamonds are Forever"

March 26, 1999 - Ken Johnson

Sometimes the fine line separating the abhorrent and the attractive breaks down. That's what makes Matthew Cusick's paintings interesting.

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