Updates and Current Exhibits

November 2018 – Join me for a week long retreat I’ll be facilitating at the Grunewald Guild! It’s called Nurturing the Soul of the Contemplative Artist. How can we as artists find deep quiet in which our souls can speak? What is possible for artists who are attuned to the Holy Spirit’s pressing and tugging on our hearts? How are we situating ourselves and our aesthetic practices in presence with the Ground of All Being? And how might we respond to this presence through the creation of our most authentic art, as a gift of service and healing to the world?

October 2018 – I’ll have a large drawing in the SPU Art Gallery for the Drawn Out group exhibit. The exhibit will run from October 1 – November 16, 2018 with a public reception on October 18th, 5-7pmThe act of drawing can be used to document or describe, to inform or entertain, to decorate or demarcate. Drawn Out brings together artworks that offer alternative approaches to drawing’s history of edge finding, erasure, duration and process through unexpected mediums and methods.

I was honored by the acquisition of two of my walk drawings for the City of Seattle Portable Works collection. These works will rotate through the public spaces of the city’s various municipal buildings.

August-September 2018 – The WARZONE drawings will be exhibited as part of the ‘Forging Peace’ art exhibit with Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, at a peacemaking service on August 26th , followed by a reception. The exhibit will then be on display at John Knox Presbyterian Church from August 27th to September 30.

August 2018 – September 2018 I’ll be showing some of my large Seattle-based walk drawings at Bethany Presbyterian Church, with a reception on Sunday, September 16th from 12:15-2:15pm.

June 2018 – My ‘The @ Sign’ drawing, based on a walk through Ballard, is on display at Shoreline City Hall as part of the ‘Centers of Gravity’ exhibit. Show is on the 3rd floor of City Hall through September – http://www.shorelinewa.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation-cultural-services/events-arts-and-culture/public-art-program/indoor-exhibitions

Previous News

October 2017 – My Warzone works are on display in the Art of Protest exhibit at the North Seattle College Art Gallery through November 10th – http://artgallery.northseattle.edu/

September 2017 – I have a solo exhibit of works, titled Contemplative Geographies, now on display at the SAMC Gallery in Alloway Library, Trinity Western University, in Langley, BC. There will be an artist talk and reception on September 28th from 7-9.

May 2017 – I’m part of a group exhibit titled Performance of Place, which is on display at Shoreline City Hall. The Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/The-Performance-of-Place-396644724056180/

February 2017 – my warzone project will be on display in an exhibit on gun violence at Sojourn Arts Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky.

January 2017 – Thanks to artist Nicole Lenzi for featuring my work on the Expanded Drawing Practices blog. Link here:

http://expandeddrawingpractices.blogspot.com/2017/01/matthew-whitney-marking-movement.html

September 2016 – I’m currently showing a couple of drawings in the Between Two Lines exhibit at (SCENE) Metrospace, in East Lansing, Michigan.
http://www.art.msu.edu/content/between-two-points-exhibition-scene-metrospace

Spring 2016 – I recently moved into my studio, which I built in our backyard. Very happy!

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Now Showing through January 12 – Movement in Kind – now at Mainframe Shop in the Georgetown Neighborhood of Seattle. Many of my latest walk cartographies are on display, framed, and for sale.

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