Artist Talk

Tony Matelli
Wednesday June 27, 2018

New York based artist Tony Matelli discusses his work and practice at 500 Capp Street.

Tony Matelli creates highly produced, representational artworks using materials such as bronze, marble, and silicone. The end result is anything but traditional sculpture. Matelli’s artworks are lifelike, seductive, and beautifully wrong. His hyper realistic sculptures are often mistaken for the actual thing, undermining the viewer’s expectations of what they could or should see in an art institution.  The David Ireland House presents, I hope all is well… Tony Matelli’s first solo exhibition in San Francisco.

Image: courtesy of Tony Matelli