The Visual Alchemy of Matthew E. Jones

This Thursday, February 9th, 2012 from 6-8pm is the opening reception of our 2012 winter projection show, Cymaglyph Vizwrap! We are proud to present the first solo exhibition by Bay Area artist, Matthew E. Jones, featuring advanced spatial mapping technology and a live performance by his collaborative sound project, Spaceape.

Visual alchemist and software engineer Matthew E. Jones has been drawing “cymaglyphs” for almost 15 years. These cymaglyphs are sketches inspired out of human emotion and Matthew’s own private life. With a scientific approach, Matt has decided to put these drawings under the digital microscope, taking them through several stages of transformation to expose their deeper truth. The resulting media will open to the public eye in a non-traditional display where any and every surface becomes a projection of the cymaglyph.

Matthew will project digitally-transformed cymaglyphs onto objects, walls, and other surfaces, with each image existing on a different plane (see rendering below).

Mapping of the gallery

Cymaglyphs in the projection mapping


Matthew E. Jones is a lab instructor in Motion Graphic Design at Ex’pression College in the California Bay Area. He has worked alongside Bay Area artists such as kinetic sculptor Ned Kahn, visual storyteller Samuel Yates, and video artist David Szlaza and is co-founder of the San Francisco performance series, Fantastic OptoSonic Projections.

We hope to see you at Y2Y Gallery (in the Jeff King & Co offices) this Thursday, February 9th from 6-8pm! This event is free and open to the public and art lovers of all ages will enjoy the multisensory experience.

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