Society & Culture

UGA to premiere new work by sculptor Matt King

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art is featuring a premiere exhibition of artwork in a variety of media by Matt King, which will be on view through Aug. 4 in Gallery 307 of the art school.

The solo exhibition, titled Continental Drift, includes inkjet-printed images on vinyl as well as architectural scale constructions and a plaster sculpture in white gypsum cement. Many of the images in the show, depicting human arms or the back, are scanned from commercially available products. The images have been adapted by King in multiple iterations that use the products’ graphic designs to impart an aesthetic experience apart from their original retail purpose.

“I’ve been trying to have the body visually enter my work, and this show presented opportunities to look at some of the more literally self-reflective ways its images are all around us,” said King, assistant professor of 3-D components of foundations and sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts. King has had solo exhibitions at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, the Clutch Gallery in Chicago and Fourteen30 Contemporary in Portland, Ore. The work in “Continental Drift” was specifically created for the show at UGA.

Gallery 307 is on the third floor of the art school, which is located at 270 River Road on the UGA campus. For more information, see