Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 6pm
Mathias roams the alleys, railroad prairies, industrial parks, and truck depots that permeate his neighborhood. From these places, he finds and collects indigenous materials that he uses to make art. Discarded household items, drift wood, branches, exotic bits of hardware, broken signs, and debris from cars found along the curbs are incorporated and repurposed into assemblages shadowboxes, and fabric collages that attempt to re-imagine the visual conventions of established art forms through subversive imitation.
Mathias’ work is a seamless hybrid that integrates the aesthetic and self-taught techniques of his childhood with his disciplined studio practice and self-aware identity, which he developed as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
A favorite every year at ArtWalk, Spider’s Garage Gallery is located in the garage at the 1775 W. Cullom residence. His work will be on display and available for purchase.