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MATTHEW SWARTS + DEAR DAVE, (ISSUE 28)

MATTHEW SWARTS + DEAR DAVE, (ISSUE 28) “Matthew Swarts has engaged in the neurology of networked computing and photography, warping information and idling in digitized distortions and chromatic discord,” writes Stephen Frailey (EDITOR, DEAR DAVE,). “The work reveals a romanticism that seems atypical for an involvement with technology. The photographs are a lattice of powdery…

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Matthew Swarts + IMMANENCE by Magali Avezou @ The Photographic Museum of Humanity

I am honored to have work from The Alternatives included in this beautiful new international online exhibition by Magali Avezou at the Photographic Museum of Humanity. https://phmuseum.com/exhibition/immanence “What we say being an image, a semblance, is what without being really non-existent, doesn’t exist nevertheless.” Clément Rosset. An image as a screen, a mirror, an illusion. A photograph as a surface,…

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Matthew Swarts + George Eastman Museum (Permanent Collection Museum Purchases)

I am completely honored to announce that the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York has acquired two prints from The Alternatives for the museum’s permanent collection. The museum purchased Untitled, 2015, and Untitled, 2016 (pictured below). Special thanks to Lisa Hostetler, Curator-In-Charge, who organized A Matter of Memory, the exhibition which featured these works,…

MATTHEW SWARTS Matthew Swarts + Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles @ AIPAD “The Photography Show” at Pier 94 New York March 30th to April 2nd 2017 the photography show instagram

Matthew Swarts + Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles @ AIPAD “The Photography Show” at Pier 94 New York March 30th to April 2nd 2017

Completely thrilled that “Carnations, 2017” will be on view at Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles‘ booth at AIPAD’s “The Photography Show” at Pier 94 in New York, New York from March 30th till April 2nd 2017! My most sincere thanks to Paul Kopeikin and Kaycee Olsen for organizing this exhibition of my work.

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Matthew Swarts + The Alternatives (2017) Book Project (IN PROGRESS!)

Super excited to share some preliminary images from my new book project, The Alternatives (2017). Special thanks to Katherine Oktober Matthews of GUP Magazine (The Netherlands), who nominated this project for consideration for MACK’s First Book Award in London, UK! The Alternatives (2017), Hardcover Dummy (In Progress!)  

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Matthew Swarts + CPAC (Denver): The Relationship Show

I am deeply honored to have work from both BETH and The Alternatives in “The Relationship Show” at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver)! Special thanks to Patti Hallock and Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles for making this exciting exhibition happen! From the exhibition catalog: ŸMAUREEN DRENNAN • LAURA BETH REESE • MATTHEW SWARTS • ALLISON…

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Matthew Swarts + Kopeikin Gallery 25th Anniversary Show!

So honored to be in this exhibition honoring Paul Kopeikin’s tireless 25th years of being a gallerist in Los Angeles! Exhibition on view November 5th with special hours 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM  Panel Discussion and Reception on November 19th  2:00 PM Panel Discussion “Photography’s Place in a Contemporary Collection” with guest speakers Tarrah von Lintel, Carol Lee Brosseau, Paul…

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A Matter of Memory at the George Eastman Museum to open October 22, 2016

“A Matter of Memory – Photography as Object in the Digital Age” opens October 22, 2016 at the Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. https://eastman.org/matter-memory-photography-object-digital-age Artists featured in this exhibition include  Thomas Barrow, Mladen Bizumic, Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, Antony Cairns, Ellen Carey, Phil Chang, John Chiara, Adam Fuss, Bryan Graf, Robert Heinecken, Leslie Hewitt, Kenneth…

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Matthew Swarts @ The George Eastman Museum’s “A Matter of Memory”, curated by Lisa Hostetler

My most sincere thanks to Lisa Hostetler, Curator-in-charge, Department of Photography, at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, for including five pieces from The Alternatives in her upcoming exhibition “A Matter of Memory”. (October 22, 2016–January 29, 2017, in the Museum’s Main Galleries). I will look forward to posting more about this exhibition as the date…

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Matthew Swarts + Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles @ PULSE MIAMI BEACH/Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

I am truly delighted to announce my participation in Kopeikin Gallery’s installation at Pulse Miami Beach in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach 2015. With kindest thanks to Paul Kopeikin, whose steadfast belief in my work this past year has been truly transformative and nurturing.  12/1-12/5 2015 Indian Beach Park 4601 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Florida…

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Matthew Swarts + Kopeikin Gallery @ SEATTLE ART FAIR 2015

Delighted to have work from both BETH and The Alternatives on view at Kopeikin Gallery’s installation at the Seattle Art Fair! Special thanks to Paul Kopeikin, for tirelessly and steadily championing my work!   July 30th – August 2nd 2015. CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, Washington    

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Matthew Swarts + SLIDELUCK GLOBAL: THE DAY WILL COME @ The TRIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY HAMBURG

Thrilled and honored to have been included in Maria Teresa Salvati’s Multimedia Presentation as part of SLIDELUCK GLOBAL‘s participation in the TRIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY HAMBURG. Featuring artists: Amy Elkins, Andi Schreiber, Boris Eldagsen, Dougie Wallace, Jean-marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni, Kirsty Mackay, Marcela Magno, Marika Dee, Matthew Swarts, Paula Teller, Rafael Arocha, Spike Johnson. June…

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Matthew Swarts + GUP Magazine (The Netherlands)

Very excited to announce the publication of my work in GUP Magazine #45 Evolution out of The Netherlands. Special and sincere thanks to Katherine October Matthews for discovering my work and publishing this portfolio and interview! From the supporting text for GUP #45/EVOLUTION: “Change alone is unchanging,” spoke the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus. And so it…

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Matthew Swarts + NEW GIFTS @ Columbia University

So elated to announce my participation in NEW GIFTS, The Creative Technologies Exhibition at Macy Gallery, part of the Art and Education Program at Columbia University, Teacher’s College. 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. June 1 – 26, 2015. Opening reception June 19, 5-7pm. From the exhibition announcement: “NEW GIFTS’ is an exhibition showcasing…

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Matthew Swarts + LENSCRATCH

It is an incredible honor (and a delight!) to be featured on Lenscratch today! My sincere and special thanks to the ever-incredible Aline Smithson! http://lenscratch.com/2015/04/matthew-swarts-beth-and-the-alternatives/ “Matthew Swarts has a current exhibition at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles that runs through April 18th featuring two projects, Beth and Alternatives. With both projects, Matthew reconsiders photographic…

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Matthew Swarts + AIPAD Photography Show 2015

I am completely thrilled to announce my participation in Kopeikin Gallery’s installation at the 2015 AIPAD Photography Show at The Park Avenue Armory in New York City, April 16th-April 19th 2015! Special thanks to Paul Kopeikin. Please stop by Kopeikin Gallery’s booth at the show to visit with me and the work! https://aipad.site-ym.com/?page=PhotographyShow

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Matthew Swarts + Griffin Museum of Photography + [Photo]gogues 2015

Incredibly honored to be included amongst photographic educators in the New England area showing work in Paula Tognarelli’s and Frances Jakubek’s [Photo]gogues 2015:, part of the FLASH FORWARD BOSTON festival! Dates Apr 24–May 15, 2015 Hours Mon-Thurs: 10 AM–9 PM Fri-Sat: 10 AM–9:30 PM Sun: 10 AM–9 PM Location Lafayette City Center Passageway (links Macy’s…

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Matthew Swarts + SLIDELUCK (Boston)

So Delighted to be showing work from The Alternatives at the very first SLIDELUCK BOSTON! From the show announcement: Slideluck is teaming up with Boston Cyberarts to bring you the first SLIDELUCK Boston! Join us on Saturday, April 11th at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge for our “Technology & Art” themed show. This show’s curator is Stephanie…

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Matthew Swarts: PROCESSING @ Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles)

I am thrilled to announce my first exhibition with Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles): Matthew Swarts: PROCESSING (Beth and the Alternatives), March 7th through April 18th, 2015. My most sincere thanks to Paul Kopeikin, whose collaboration and support for this work have made all things newly possible! Friends and followers near Los Angeles, please join me at Kopeikin…

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Matthew Swarts + RADICAL COLOR

I am incredibly honored to be a part of Jon Feinstein’s ground-shaking exhibition: RADICAL COLOR @ Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon. Opening Friday, February 6th, 2015 and on view until March 30th, 2015. From the essay that accompanies the exhibition: Radical Color: A Continuous Black Hole Color photography and its relationship to the…

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Matthew Swarts + Crusade For Art (interview)

I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the conversation led by Jennifer Schwartz at Crusade for Art. This organization is incredible in its outreach and mission to unite creators with collectors, and Jennifer a tireless beacon for all artists. Thank you both to Jennifer and David Rosenberg of SLATE for making this…

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Matthew Swarts + Metropolitan Picture Framing @ MIAMI PROJECT 2014

Metropolitan Picture Framing recently interviewed me for their informative artist blog. I cannot thank Metroframe.com enough for the rapid but expert fabrication of my frames for Kopeikin Gallery’s installation at MIAMI PROJECT 2014. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is apparent in each hand-made frame. If you are looking for an elegant, beautifully crafted wooden frame…

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Matthew Swarts + WHATISAPORTRAIT? @ RIPE gallery

Delighted to announce my first place selection by Ruben Natal San Miguel in RIPE art gallery’s WHATISAPORTRAIT? exhibition opening this Saturday, December 13, 2014.  Special thanks to the tireless and fearless team of Ruben and RIPE’s owner, Cherie Via Rexer! From the gallery: “Ripe Art Gallery’s First Juried Photography Exhibition was an Open Call for…

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Matthew Swarts + BREAKING GROUND EXHIBITION @ College of William and Mary

I am thrilled and full of gratitude to have been invited by Eliot Dudik, Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of William and Mary, to participate in BREAKING GROUND, a blockbuster exhibition of photography featuring 110 national and international photographic artists!   from the text accompanying the exhibition: On this 175th anniversary of the invention…

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Matthew Swarts + BETH + Featureshoot.com!

Very grateful for the kind and thoughtful words of artist and writer Pelle Cass about BETH for featureshoot.com: http://www.featureshoot.com/2014/07/portrait-of-partnership-a-photographers-homage-to-a-failed-relationship-nsfw/ “A woman stands against a gray sky, the low light of the sinking sun glints off her glasses. Her hair is in a bun. She is attractive, but not conventionally beautiful. It’s the same person in…

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Matthew Swarts + Mother’s Day 2014

A special thanks this Mother’s Day to my Mom, Hope Swarts, who has always been the brightest and most clear light in my life.   And to my Grandmother, Dorothy Schweitzer, whose resilience in life will forever be inspiring: My Grandmother at 94, talking about life, the afterlife, and more. Without these two women, I…

MATTHEW SWARTS Matthew Swarts + Empty Stretch + Furthermore (PETTY THIEVES THREE PROJECTION PARTY!) matthew swarts empty stretch furthermore

Matthew Swarts + Empty Stretch + Furthermore (PETTY THIEVES THREE PROJECTION PARTY!)

Delighted to have work in PETTY THIEVES THREE (A one night projection party) sponsored by EMPTY STRETCH + FURTHERMORE: November 8, 2013, 8-11pm @ Petworth Citizen & Reading Room, 829 Upshur St. NW, Washington DC! Many thanks to Jordan Swartz and Empty Stretch for selecting my work!

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Matthew Swarts and Beth | Conscientious Photography Magazine + APhotoEditor

Really delighted to discover the discussion about Joerg Colberg’s musings on portraiture (and BETH) continues on APhotoEditor. http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2013/09/30/what-makes-a-great-portrait-is-your-willingness-to-take-what-you-want/ Special thanks to Rob Haggart for bouncing this out!

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Matthew Swarts + Jörg Colberg + Conscientious Photography Magazine

BETH and I are incredibly honored and thrilled to be featured on Jörg Colberg’s celebrated Conscientious Photography Magazine today:   “Here is Beth, photographed by her partner, Matthew Swarts. Of Beth we, meaning everybody except those who know this young woman in person, have a set of photographs and nothing else. What are we going to make of…

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Matthew Swarts + Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition/Texas Woman’s University

Honored to have been selected by Sarah Kennel, Associate Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), to be a part of this exciting exhibition at Texas Woman’s University.  Love this image of guests in front of Beth, Long Beach Island, New Jersey, 2012! http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts/joyce-elaine-grant.asp http://www.lightleaked.com/2013/02/curator-sarah-kennel.html?spref=fb