Massey Klein Gallery at Future Fair Kate McQuillen & Matthew Larson

9 - 12 September 2021 

Massey Klein Gallery is pleased to announce participation in Future Fair with new and recent work by Kate McQuillen and Matthew Larson. Hosted in the iconic Art Deco landmark, The Starrett-Lehigh Building, the fair will host a VIP viewing on Thursday, September 9th and will be open to the public September 10 – 12, 2021. For inquiries regarding the fair including works available, please email

Matthew Larson and Kate McQuillen have a deep engagement with their materials. In unique ways, they each embed "imagery" into the surface. Texture (both actual and perceived), shapes, and pattern all act as the image. Through their use of mechanical and intuitive processes, these artists engage in a conversation with their materials, focusing heavily on the fundamentals of balancing form, line, and color through their developed processes.

Matthew Larson, a fiber artist, has a tactile approach to his work. Through controlled use of line, he achieves precise patterns and striations of color and texture. Tightly twisting and embedding yarn strands into industrial-strength velcro sheeting, his works references a rich history of fiber art as well as historical painters such as Frank Stella.

Matthew Larson received his BFA in painting in 2006 from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and has since exhibited internationally and extensively across the country, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Writings about Larson’s work and exhibitions have been included in Artnet News, Surface Design Journal, among others. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Kate McQuillen takes a different approach to the surface. Deeply matte and incredibly smooth, her panel paintings are made by applying thin layers of acrylic paint through a silkscreen, which soaks deep into the surface of the panel. Moire patterns emerge as visual "texture" and atmosphere, suggesting moments of intangibility, lapses in time, and out-of-body experiences. McQuillen’s visual language for her new paintings mine subjects as diverse as Joan Mitchell, John Cage and swimming pools, CBGB, and Warner Brother’s Road Runner.

Writings about McQuillen’s work and exhibitions have been included in The Brooklyn Rail, Art in Print, Hyperallergic, and The Chicago Reader. She has attended residencies in the U.S. and abroad, including Mass MoCA, Ox-Bow, and the Frans Masereel Centrum. She holds degrees from Massachusetts College of Art (BFA), and York University (MFA). The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Massey Klein Gallery is located at 124 Forsyth St. New York, NY 10002. For inquiries regarding works available, please contact