Matt Haffner statement

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At the core of this new work are themes of color and its resonant frequencies, the peripheral urban environment, the patina of death and decay, and the small narrative fictions that remind us of the pressures and balances of our civic domain. This peripheral territory is the site of transactions and interactions; an area of auto body shops, strip clubs, bail bonds, titlepawn brokers, and chicken wing joints. It is a place where necessity and function override aesthetics. This work is not about polish and shine, but about the propped up, the patched and stitched back together, and the ways that, with persistence, we continue to make do.