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Charles Matson Lume
updated: 06/02/2014
website: www.mnartists.org/Charles_Matson_Lume
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Love is more talked about than surrender to (for Charles Wright)
Interior Detail of Love is more talked about than surrendered to (for Charles Wright)
The poetry of earth is ceasing never (for Keats)
So Much Depends Upon a Rainbow (for W. C. Williams) Series
Do what the clouds do (for Charles Wright)
of air, once, analogous (for Gustaf Sobin)
Detail: of air, once, analogous (for Gustaf Sobin)
Study
The inaudible aura of bells (for Gustaf Sobin)
The best questions are always empty (for William Bronk)
The force of desire (for William Bronk)
windbreak and fecunity II (for Gustaf Sobin)
windbreak and fecunity IV (for Gustaf Sobin)
The world’s an untranslatable language (for Charles Wright)
Death disguised as a traveler (for Li-Young Lee)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  site-specific, abstract, architecture, optical, pattern, technology, spiritual, science, psychological, consumer culture
 
 
Love is more talked about than surrender to (for Charles Wright) by Charles Matson Lume
Love is more talked about than surrender to (for Charles Wright)
Proofing paper, wrapping paper, dirt, band-aids, highligher stickers
2013
Dimensions variable
Interior Detail of Love is more talked about than surrendered to (for Charles Wright) by Charles Matson Lume
Interior Detail of Love is more talked about than surrendered to (for Charles Wright)
mixed media
2013
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The poetry of earth is ceasing never (for Keats) by Charles Matson Lume
The poetry of earth is ceasing never (for Keats)
hologram paper
2013
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So Much Depends Upon a Rainbow (for W. C. Williams) Series by Charles Matson Lume
So Much Depends Upon a Rainbow (for W. C. Williams) Series
glitter paper
2012
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Do what the clouds do (for Charles Wright) by Charles Matson Lume
Do what the clouds do (for Charles Wright)
proofing paper
2011
Dimensions variable
of air, once, analogous (for Gustaf Sobin) by Charles Matson Lume
of air, once, analogous (for Gustaf Sobin)
proofing paper, tempra paint, drinking straws, drink parasols
2012
Dimensions variable
Detail: of air, once, analogous (for Gustaf Sobin) by Charles Matson Lume
Detail: of air, once, analogous (for Gustaf Sobin)
proofing papaer, tempra paint. drinking straws, drink parasols
2012
Dimensions variable
Study by Charles Matson Lume
Study
tape
2014
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The inaudible aura of bells (for Gustaf Sobin) by Charles Matson Lume
The inaudible aura of bells (for Gustaf Sobin)
Stone and proofing paper
2011
Dimensions variable
The best questions are always empty (for William Bronk) by Charles Matson Lume
The best questions are always empty (for William Bronk)
proofing paper
2011
Dimensions variable
The force of desire (for William Bronk) by Charles Matson Lume
The force of desire (for William Bronk)
mylar, proofing paper, rolls of "Danger" tape and "No Trespassing" tape
2012
Dimensions variable
windbreak and fecunity II (for Gustaf Sobin) by Charles Matson Lume
windbreak and fecunity II (for Gustaf Sobin)
wrapping paper
2014
Dimensions variable
windbreak and fecunity IV (for Gustaf Sobin) by Charles Matson Lume
windbreak and fecunity IV (for Gustaf Sobin)
tape
2014
Dimensions variable
The world’s an untranslatable language (for Charles Wright) by Charles Matson Lume
The world’s an untranslatable language (for Charles Wright)
Reflective material and rolls of "No Trespassing" tape
2011
Dimensions variable
Death disguised as a traveler (for Li-Young Lee) by Charles Matson Lume
Death disguised as a traveler (for Li-Young Lee)
mirrored paper, price tag stickers
2014
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

My art takes manufactured materials such as hologram stickers, wrapping paper, or acetate and considers them through different lenses such as; desire, ephemera, literature, or epistemology. Moreover, through an object's interaction with light, I try to tease out new meanings. Light is seemingly capable of releasing a kind of secret from the ordinary. Sometimes the materials transformation comes about through quantity, while at other times it is manifest through the placement or pattern created on a wall, floor and/or ceiling. The intersection of light and object(s) creates reflected light patterns on the adjacent wall that often seem so improbable as to be false. The physics involved can be incomprehensible, untrue or disorienting. Many viewers feel compelled to block the light or touch the art, which partially destroys the installation, in order to begin to understand how light is interacting with the materials. This desire to know at the cost of something else seems to be an inherent, and necessary, part of the human condition as old as Adam & Eve are to the apple.

 

Artist Bio / CV

CHARLES MATSON LUME

EDUCATION

M.F.A., UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
B.A., WHEATON COLLEGE, Wheaton, IL
LACOSTE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, LACOSTE, FRANCE

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

Drake University, Des Moines, IA, 2014 

Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

WPCA, Milwaukee, WI, 2012

College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN, 2011

Living Arts, Tulsa, OK, 2011

University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2010

Babel Gallery, Trondheim, Norway, 2009
Hansen Gallery 1 & 2, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 2009
Mills Gallery, Central College, Pella, IA, 2009
University of Rochester, NY, 2008
Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, 2007
Eastern Oregon University, OR, 2006

Gallery X, University of Louisville, KY, 2005
Experiment Gallery, Science Museum of Minnesota, 2005
Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN, 2005
Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2004

SELECTED TWO-PERSON & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

International Drawing Annual 8, Manifest, Cincinnati, OH, 2013

Sadie/Halie Project, Brooklyn, NY, 2012

Hunter College, NY, 2010

University of Toledo, OH, 2010

621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, 2008
The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland, 2007
Stone Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2007
Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN, 2007
Belknap Gallery, University of Louisville. KY, 2006
Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN, 2005

Denison University, Granville, OH, 2004
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, 2003

FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS/AWARDS

Outstanding Senior Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2013

Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, 2014, 2012, 2009, 2004

MCAD/Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, 2002-2003
Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship, 2002

Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Assistance Fellowship, 2002

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

New York Mills, MN Jan., 2014 & 2015 

Nes, Skakastrond, Iceland, June, 2012

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway, 2009
Millay Colony for the Arts, Visual Art, June, 2007
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, July – Dec., 2005
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, April – Aug, 2003
Blacklock Nature Sanctuary Residency, Moose Lake, MN, July, 2002