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Matthew Petti – Assemblages
Since childhood, Matthew Petti has been attracted to scraps. Age-worn and discarded, they are nevertheless evocative: rusty metal, broken crockery, pieces of wood, glass shards, weirdly sculpted rocks. The bits assembled for this exhibit have been collected over thirty-plus years in and around Ithaca. The compositions arrange themselves: artifacts seem to want to play together, mixing shapes, colors, textures, and eras. Ithaca’s beauty and magic provides the spark needed for alchemy.