BRILLIANT will feature the second public installation of Matt Barton’s God’s Eye Wall, which debuted at the Denver MCA for Barton’s 2014 exhibit, I Think I Feel Something. Barton’s work allows the astonishment of spectacle to give way to deeper existential questions of the nature of experience by confusing the distinctions between sacred/secular, kitsch/spiritual, and fantasy/reality. Utilizing analogue mechanical components combined with digital video projection, Barton allows playful entry points for his audience to contemplate more difficult inquiries into the nature of the time, idyllic notions of the afterlife, and the harmonic balance of the beautiful and the disturbing.
Barton received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Montana State University and a Master’s in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; the Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe; and the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. Barton is currently the Co-Director of Visual Art at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs.