Way back in November 2014, The Empty Spaces Project gallery in Putnam, CT exhibited the work of Al Mathes. Happily, I was able to see the show on the very last day of the exhibition -- which was the same day I went to hang the 5x5 Small Works show. Also happily, the artist was at the gallery and I had a chance to spend a bit of time talking to him.
His work is created on sheets of mylar, which allows him to play with transparency in a way that is completely impossible with canvas, paper or wood. The medium is acrylic and ink and his larger pieces are approximately 8x7 feet. Although Al doesn't have a website, you can read a bit more about him here and see a short video of the exhibition here.
As you can see by the number of detail shots I took, I spent a lot of time enjoying every square inch of these works.
And how amazing...when these pieces are taken off the wall, they are simply rolled and ready to go. Now that is brilliant!