One of Oregon's very best artists, Matthew Picton has made his mark in LA today with a review by influential LA Times art critic Christopher Knight (scroll down it is the second review). This pretty much renders the asinine Oregonian review he received in February a moot point.
To answer Knight on Picton's aesthetic relationship to Calame, the two arrived at their strategies around the same time and he isn't derivative of her. Back in 1997 Picton was using double-sided tape to pick up loose paint chips to make drawings. Knight's astute point about their relationship to Richard Long is right on though.
Needless to say Picton's new drawings are even more successful. In Portland you can see his next major work in a show I am curating late September.
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