All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare

source: saatchigallery

Matherly’s sculptures consist of ambulatory equipment (walkers, crutches, shower chairs) that have been cut and reconfigured to hold up concrete forms that recall misfigured bodies, roughhewn monuments, and abject accretions alike. Influenced by the artist’s ongoing research into the writings of the Marquis de Sade and psychoanalytic philosophy, Matherly’s new series of sculptures and related prints take up the effaced Belvedere Torso of Ancient Greece as an additional inspiration.