Matthew Langley: The New Paintings. Opens October 22 at Blank Space, NYC


My latest show, The New Paintings, opens October 22 at Blank Space and runs through December 16. It features new paintings and a wall of the artworks that have been made for the A Painting A Day project.

Blank Space
33 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, October 22 – December 16, 2015
Opening Reception: October 22, 6 – 8 pm

Above: Jacks Story, 2015, 45 x 40, Oil on Canvas

So I gave myself a “snow day”.


I don’t have any real problems with the weather, however, this winter in New York (and elsewhere) was pretty unrelenting. With multiple weeks where the temperature never got above freezing, I found my mind starting to wander about a lot of things. Among them was my artwork. During the 12th or 13th day off due to snow, I thought the studio deserved one too. So I opened my mind to new approaches and ideas. It turned into an avalanche of new work produced over a period of 2 – 3 weeks. This new body of work, became more than 70 artworks on paper in that time and I realized that maybe this was a snow day I would remember for quite some time.

The work represents a shift in the final image of the artwork, but less so about the approach. The images as always are processed based with attention given to the act of constructing and deconstructing the image while pursuing the final image. I view this approach as the result of a process that is questioned, documented, changed and eventually a realization that the entire process is never finished. What is leftover are markers to observe and gauge the decision points of the process along the way.

These are a couple of the new works on paper, paintings are currently drying and will be posted soon. Check my web site for more images.


Article in the Frederick News Post

Lauren LaRocca has written a nice article about the current show at the Delaplaine Arts Center and a bit about my process.

I’ve been bowled over by how positive everything has been in Frederick – from an easy to work with group at the Delaplaine to attentive viewers and artists in the area and thoughtful press. The show at the Delaplaine has been a tremendous experience. – Thanks to everyone.

You can find the whole article by following this link.

A Few Images from Matthew Langley: The Expanded Field at The Delaplaine Arts Center

A few installation images from the recent opening of my current show, The Expanded Field. On display at the Delaplaine Art Center through February 26.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the surprisingly snowy opening. No show is simply a one person affair and I am thankful for the help of everyone at the Delaplaine for everything they did as well as a special “Thank You” to Stephen Boocks for his help and advice on the installation of the show.

Summer's over – back to work.. A new show

I’m thrilled to be part of Beyond Measure at C2 Fine Arts in St. Petersberg FL.

The show runs through November 1 and features art work by  Cecily Kahn, Kayla Mohammadi, Julie Karabenick, Alice Oh, Rachael Wren, as well as myself.

If you live nearby or are traveling, please drop in to see it.

C2 Fine Art
400 Beach Dr. NE Suite 161
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Art Beat on WAMU/NPR

Yesterday I was mentioned by WAMU on the ‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram. It’s a really nice segment on my work and current show. Thanks to all the WAMU staff and Sean for putting it together.

I’ve taken the liberty to post the segment here on the blog but I really think you might also find some interesting things at the “Art Beat” page.

On the web site they gave me the heading “The Canvas King”. It makes me laugh but I’m happy to now include myself with other great “Kings” – Jerry Lawler, Elvis Presley (and all the other “kings” of rock and roll), King Kong Bundy, The King Of New York Pizzeria, and the Burger King among many others.