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“Industrial Monuments” Debuts at STLCC-Wildwood

January 17, 2017

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Matt Weber's work, "Industrial Monuments," will be featured Feb. 6-March 9 at STLCC-Wildwood.

Artist Matt Weber will show his work, “Industrial Monuments,” Feb. 6-March 9 at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive in Wildwood.

A reception in Weber’s honor will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.

Weber’s exhibit spans 60 feet and features a series of photographs taken at various industrial plants. Each image in the show was taken at night on film with a 4-inch by 5-inch view camera.

According to Weber, the exhibit provides context to the progress of human ingenuity.

“Industrial plants are often located on the outskirts of our cities and communities, isolated from us while simultaneously manufacturing and producing the goods and materials we need to make our cities and communities thrive,” he said. “My images are my way of exploring the duality of this phenomenon. The stark black and white tonality offers a sense of timelessness while the long exposures offer some time to reflect alongside these monuments which, in one way or another, will shape our future.”

In addition to working as an artist, Weber teaches art and photography courses at St. Charles Community College, Webster University and St. Louis Community College. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and both a Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the University Iowa in Iowa City.

He lives in St. Louis with his wife Melissa and their daughter Cecelia.

For more information about the artist, or to purchase the artwork featured in this exhibit, email Weber at mweber2@stlcc.edu or visit his website.