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I Made This For You
—Matthew Hoffman

March 2 — April 20

Public Works Gallery
1539 N Damen Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622

opening
Friday, March 2, 2012 – 7-10pm 

I Made This For You is an internal declaration that can be translated to the world outside of the artist. Through his use of repetition, Matthew Hoffman’s newest work transforms exuberant designs into quiet meditations of assurance. Working primarily in his wood shop, Hoffman uses his most recent work to form a tide break against the waves of negativity in the world around him. His wood cut shapes recreate handwriting to embody his colloquial and witty quips. The writing is light, airy, and often incorporates vibrant colors, drawing you in like shiny pieces of candy. Matthew began his career under several aliases, each with a unique medium. His elusive work under the name Sighn and his Multipolar projects were well received and allowed him to explore different materials, discern and develop his message, and hone his craft to lead him to where he is now.