Opening Reception:
Thursday, February 16, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Exhibition: February 16 to March 18, 2017

Wil Aballe Art Projects is pleased to announce its first exhibition with Matthew Shields. The exhibition includes a throne sculpted from sand, five assemblages constructed on pants and a video titled, Tim (2015). The video, presented on a flatscreen monitor, is a life scale portrait of an older man standing on an urban rooftop singing songs and handling wooden puppets. The songs are traditional doggerel, full of obscenities, grotesque imagery and political protest.

MATTHEW SHIELDS is a Vancouver based artist. His work was recently shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the exhibition An Agreeable State of Uncertainty.


Video: Matthew Shields, Tim, 2015.