Hatchmatik's The Apprenticeship of Bobby Swinzilla opens at the Emporium Gallery (3035 St. Antoine Ouest #74) on Thursday, October 8th from 7-11pm. The exhibition will also be open on Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th from 12-5pm. Private viewings available by appointment from Monday, October 12th to Wednesday, October 14th.
About The Apprenticeship of Bobby Swinzilla
Montreal producer/DJ and visual artist, Hatchmatik makes his long awaited return to the art world with The Apprenticeship of Bobby Swinzilla- a sensory overloading multi-media 'mix tape' installation that takes its cues from his experiences as a renowned, world traveling producer/DJ.
"Since finishing my BFA, I have been producing music and performing around the world as Hatchmatik. Building on these experiences and taking from the work I was doing as a student (dance video and printmaking), this new exhibition is an amalgamation of my previous visual arts practices, the experiences I've had in the club world and my latest venture collaborating with Jonah Leslie on dance video work- furthering the skavonost esthetics of the OLDgOLD empire. The exhibition is an immersive environment installation which includes elements of music production, video projection, video sculpture and mild insanity" -Hatchmatik
Despite being more widely known for his production and DJ work (he's a member of the Peer Pressure party crew and recently made URB's much lauded 2009 Next 100 list), Montreal-born Hatchmatik (Matt Morein) is in fact an award winning visual artist who has numerously exhibited across Canada. Graduating with a BFA from Concordia in 2004, Hatchmatik has long combined his love of both dance and music with video and printmaking. A producer, DJ, visual artist and gallery assistant, Hatchmatik is an integral part of, and contributor to, Montreal's unique cultural fabric.
*Presented by The Emporium Gallery, Switzerland CS, Bierbrier and Art Pop