The Hole is pleased to present Mat Brinkman’s
first solo show in New York! There are not enough exclamation points in
existence to convey our excitement. The last time Mat showed a major
work in New York was when he was part of Forcefield in the Whitney
Biennial in 2002. I was a Whitney intern back then and like everyone who
saw it, had my mind completely blown by that installation. I have
followed Mat’s books prints and zines since then, from the epic Teratoid
Heights book to his latest neon silkscreen zine by Le Dernier Cri, and
got the chance to include him in a few group exhbitions like New York
Minute at the MACRO in Rome and Mail Order Monsters, London at Max
Wigram and Athens at Andreas Melas Presents. His work was also recently
included in Portugal Arte 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal.
But now! Mat will be filling the gallery with black ink works on
paper and blasting some rooms with colored light. Plus an advance
previewing of selected work by various artists from a yet to be released
Necro~Demonic Dungeon~Crawl~Warfare Boardgame. What will this be like?
We don’t know. But pinch us because we just can’t believe we are finally
getting to see some new art from this secret mega legend artist in our
We will be releasing our first Hole book in conjunction with this
show: a coverless mystery book in which we see a monstrous face melting,
ripping off, reconstituting, tumescing and exploding. This book may do
similar things to you head as well!