thistle lizard

Painting inspired by a photograph from Lon (location, Illinois), the lizard loosely based on photo I took while hiking with Lacey, Reiji & Maria in the Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve.

If you go, visit the vineyard. Further info on hike.

5x2 feet, acrylic on industrial Tyvek


rose raccoon

i did say these are scroll paintings - did I not? but what did I mean?

after all, much of my output is small, mostly postcard sized.

these are larger, much larger. 5x2 feet.

yes, 3 paintings  3x8 feet on paper about a year ago. they were all written/word/letterform based.

these instead are nature based. although, there will be some letter-forms sneaking in. and maybe even something to read, depending.

but they are not on paper

I'll let a more educated friend of mine describe better

"... 5x2 foot scrolls on synthetic rice paper."

"what is not obvious realized ... rice paper a technical marvel when invented ... perfect for the time as a painting surface, so it is with the industrial Tyvek Matthew is using"

"his residency at a young age in Nagasaki Japan where he extensively
studied the scroll arts, further followed up with paintings on rolls
of paper found about to endlessly copy the classic forms of crabs & pine cones"

Donguri Bear MFA

and he continues, don't need to read more


collab w/janett

wow. it's my painting (below). but in glass! by janett peace. she can really throw it down, so to speak. so if want to see more of her/our work, stay tune and or come to our show—in less than 3 weeks!


the high and the low

pop surrealism, aka lowbrow: it is legit? fine art? the absence of internal critics & that many  lowbrow artists are self taught apparently alienates curators (& art schools).

well, sjma now begs to differ w/todd schorr's 1st mid career retrospective through to 16 sept 09. so why don't you come see him and his work, & answer for yourself if it's legit @his party tonight:

book signing, streetlight records & ed hardy vodka cocktails, too!



matthew bailey seigel (hey that's me!)
wanders off trail


4-28 aug 2009

6-9pm, fri, 7 aug 2009

this is my 1st major show—with janett peace, a
noted bay area glass artist. i am honored, as she has received numerous awards for her work, which are in permanent collections around the world.

i invite you to join us for our reception in 4 weeks.

in the meanwhile, please return here for more info and previews of my new work, updates, and rants
...especially those.

kaleid gallery
88 south 4th street
between san fernando & santa clara
san jose, ca 95112

408 947 1785

nearby parking info:
4th st garage (above the gallery)
44 south 4th street
$3 after 6pm weekdays, and free parking 6am-6pm weekends.

4th & st john garage (down a block from the gallery)
50 north 4th street
free parking 6-10 pm weekdays & 6am-10pm weekends.

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