Closing Show - Archival Inkjet Prints
Matthew Creech is an established illustrator, mixing digital and hand processes. He is a currently a lead barista at Trilogy coffee in DeLand. Creech has exhibited at The Alternative Gallery in Allentown, PA as well as the Step Gallery in Phoenix, AZ. More notably, Creech was selected to present his work at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art for the Good N’ Plenty Awards and was invited to lead a community coloring project at the Phoenix Art Museum in tandem with The White Shirt According to Me. Gianfranco Ferré exhibition.
Within contemporary culture, we consume information and images without hierarchy. In one scroll through Facebook, you will find a tongue-in-check meme, then a newsworthy injustice, then a series of baby photos, etc. Each update occupies the same amount of space as the next. Our mind is subconsciously making connections and comparisons between the memes, the news, and our personal lives. My creative work consists of iterations of these connections and comparisons. Humor allows me to reimagine and manipulate universal icons, giving me ownership over the content. Although my work is silly, it is also deliberate and thoughtful, simultaneously allowing me to be complacent in and critical of the millennial generation.