Opening Reception: Matt Saunders: The movies that were secret remain secret
September 27, 2012
Opening reception with the artist for the exhibition Matt Saunders: The movies that were secret remain secret somehow and a nation forgets its pleasures.
Artist Matt Saunders creates a project for the site—physical, historical and programmatic—of the Harvard Film Archive. Fleeting, hand-drawn shorts screen in the theater during the day when the Archive sleeps, while interventions in the displays and other crannies of the HFA deploy both still and moving image.
Matt Saunders Grounded in painting, Saunders’ work crosses boundaries between that medium, photography, and short animated films. Recent one-person exhibitions include the Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris, the Renaissance Society in Chicago and Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York. His work has been seen in group exhibitions at the 2011 Sharjah Biennial, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Deutsche Guggenheim, Aspen Art Museum, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Sabanci Museum in Istanbul, and Artists Space in New York, and can be found in the collections of MoMA, SFMoMA, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, UCLA Hammer, and the Harvard Art Museums.