Matt Connors

100% lambswool blanket


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Limited edition blanket
100% Geelong Lambswool
180 x 130cm
Edition of 50

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About the edition

Made from 100% superfine lambswool in a Jacquard knit technique. This double-sided knitting style achieves a design rich finish. The front face of the blanket showcases the artist’s design, whilst a birdseye pattern, driven by the knitting style is achieved on the underside. The blanket has a noticeably soft handle and luxurious heavyweight feel, perfect for those cold winter nights.

In the wake of a critically acclaimed survey at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2011) and a solo exhibition at MoMA PS1 in New York (2012), Matt Connors has been garnering serious attention. His paintings take on a sculpture-like quality in the way they lean on the floor or sit within multiple frames. Connors often takes rubbings from his studio floor or drips wet paint from one painting to another, in the process testing the potential of abstraction. Connors produced three colourways in this special series exclusive to House of Voltaire.

About the artist

Matt Connors (b. 1973, Chicago) completed his BFA at Bennington College in 1995, and his MFA at Yale University School of Art in 2006. Recent solo exhibitions include Not Straight, Herald St, London (2015); Matt Connors: Bottoms, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; Markus Lüttgen, Cologne (2015); and Impressionism, MoMA PS1, New York (2012). The artist is represented by Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; Canada New York, New York; Markus Lüttgen, Cologne; Herald St, London and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.