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Matt King,

Matt King lives and works in Richmond, VA where he is Assistant Professor of Art Foundation and Sculpture + Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth Univerisity, School of the Arts. “I’ve been thinking about the fleeting and often incongruous emotions that I experience while casually attending to the details of my life. These are moments of reflection that disrupt the seamlessness of my journey through the commercial corridors that make up so much of my concept of America. For example, a chance juxtaposition of objects might transform a dollar store into a repository of latent emotion, full of gifts and cleaning products. A pet store becomes a vast arena that promises nourishment and responsibility, a collision of biology and love. These boxy outlets are intoxicating. I find myself seduced by their offerings, queasy under their fluorescent lights, and thrilled when their unintended poetics stops me in my tracks.”