This month’s Bathroom Art Show, “Random Prints”, features none other than our very own Matt Hummel!
Hummel will be showcasing silkscreened prints. He has been print making for several years and has made artwork for bands such as Mates of State, Lewis and Clarke, Track Star, and Omnibus Records. All profits from the show will be donated to the Sacramento SPCA.
Opening Reception Saturday April 14th from 6-9 PM
Random Prints will be on view April 14 – May 2.
I asked Matt a few questions about his upcoming show. I don’t have any teaser images because, as Matt said, “What’s the point!? People need to be enticed, pictures develop opinions too quickly. No pictures yet…My whole show could change tonight!”
What’s your process for making art?
I make art as I make it, I have no idea where it’s going until I’m in it and then I just let what I like happen and try and direct it into something that interests me.
Is there a particular theme for the show?
“Heaven and Hell.” The bathrooms are turning into Heaven and Hell. It’s up to the viewer to decide which theme in the bathroom is interpreted as heaven and which one as hell. For this art show I’m taking a simple image and turning it into a reflection of itself to make interesting repetition and textures.
How long have you been print making?
I’ve been print making for 10 years. I haven’t printed anything in years so this show is very exciting for me to be involved again in the process, the personal space that is obtained while printing.
You’re donating proceeds to the SPCA–why did you choose this charity?
In honor of my uncle; his pets were the only thing in this world that loved him, truly.
Do you have any artists you draw inspiration from?
Yes, Jeff Reed (RIP) inspired me to get lost in the moment of art and not be burdened by the expectations of it.
Also check out Autumn Sky & The Bicycle Rider/The Listen Now!, who will be performing starting at 8 on the 14th.