Posting Date: May 8, 2009
Matt Haffner presents solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art
By Jarmea L. Boone
"Sleeping Giant" by Matt Haffner
Sleeping giants lie with Matthew Haffner, assistant professor of art at Kennesaw State University. And he doesn’t mind.
His solo exhibition, “Dreams of a Sleeping Giant,” is now showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta. The public project opened on April 24 and will run April 25-June 6. Haffner will present an artist lecture at MOCA on May 20 at 6:30 p.m.
The recent installation involves works of cut paper and other media and methods, such as video projections and paint. Haffner's work explores ambiguous narrative derivative of film noir, comic books, and ephemeral street art through the combination of drawing, painting and photography. His concepts are translated through a wide range of media including painting, drawing, installation works and public art.
The exhibition is the first in a series for the 2008-2009 Working Artist Project winners. The Working Artist Project is an initiative of MOCA to present established, working artists in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The three winning artists are supported with an exhibition and a promotion, a studio assistant and a major stipend to create work over a year. A catalog featuring the work of all three winners will be available at the end of the three exhibitions.
Haffner’s works are exhibited nationally and internationally and are represented by Lyons Wier Ortt Contemporary in New York.