“Overdose” at Strauss Studios in Canton, Ohio, brings together some 1000 collage works in America’s heartland, for a full-on display of many of the artist’s critical works period from the the early 2000s.
In addition to the viewing of detailed pieces on the gallery walls, attendants will enjoy the experience of “discovering” Matthew Rose’s work as they immerse themselves in hundreds of his collages, flipping through crates of artwork as one might shop for vinyl records.
Rose will be present at the opening. A charity auction/raffle will be part of the opening evening event.
Born in 1959 to a sign painter, Matthew Rose grew up on Long Island, New York, attended and graduated from Brown University (1981) with degrees in Linguistics and Semiotics. Matthew spent post-college life as a journalist, freelance writing about art and advertising (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Art & Antiques, Modern Painters among dozens of publications) as well as producing a large body of collage works and paintings. In 1992, the artist moved to Paris, France. Since that time, Matthew has made thousands of collage works, drawings, objects and text works and has exhibited his work throughout the world, most recently at the Karuizawa New Art Museum, in Karuizawa Japan and the New Art Lab in Tokyo (December 2019 – January 2020. There, Matthew also installed the 30th iteration of A Book About Death, a global project launched in 2009 at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York City.
In May, the artist exhibited “Paper Chase” a series of collage works at Belle Beau Gallery in Arles, France (May-June 2022). Matthew also plays the mandolin and is always looking for a good bluegrass jam. More of Matthew’s visual work can be seen at:
“Overdose” will be on display through April 14.