Tony Matelli: Hera Poster
Full-bleed color poster
11 x 14"
Published by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Tony Matelli’s Hera is part of the Main Street Sculpture Project, which offers an opportunity for artists to create site-specific work for The Aldrich’s most public site, the front lawn. Hera, Matelli’s largest work to date, presents hand-painted cast-bronze watermelons poised on a neoclassical figure. These faux-perishables, poised upon the intentionally eroded and debased figure, are presented in an eternal state of freshness. In doing so, Matelli stages opposing entropic forces, the synthetically preserved, and the forcibly decayed.