Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Matelli will debut his singular, larger-than-life-size outdoor figurative sculpture on May 6, 2017. This work is an extension of Matelli’s Garden Sculptures series, initiated in 2015, in which he defaces garden statuary of classical or religious icons and subverts material expectation. Based on an ancient Greek statue of Hera and poised atop a pedestal, the statue, fabricated out of cast stone, is painstakingly aged to mimic a centuries old patina.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.