Review: TWOism: solo and collaborative works by Matt Pazzol and Ashton Dame

Collaborative works by Matt Pazzol and Ashton Dame are on view at the Murphy Building.




Student Gallery at the Murphy Building. Recently, it seems, there's been an

explosion of talent from the printmaking department of the Herron School of Art

and Design (see my review of Jacob Rauscher's work in the July 7-14 issue).

Matt Pazzol, an MFA grad, and Ashton Dame, a current undergrad in the

printmaking department, collaborate in this show in several works and it's fun

trying to figure out their respective contributions by looking closely at their

individual works.


brings skillful drawing ability to his digital print "Good," which features the

precisely drawn head of a bird in profile. He also gives this print a 3D look

by duplication of lines and use of varicolored inks.


standout work here is "Propositions of Apocalyptic Algebra." This screenprint

and collage features a sort of symmetrical abstract form composed of different

sized rings of perfectly formed concentric circles. The tedium involved in drawing

such rings must have been immense. Perhaps it approximates the struggles of

mathematicians in certain institutions of higher learning. Perhaps not. In

either case, it's easy enough to appreciate this print solely for its hypnotic

beauty and precision. Through Aug 30, 708-439-8121,


Arts Editor

Dan Grossman is NUVO's arts editor.