Artist INC Collegiate alum, Matt Jacobs has been featured in the publication, Beautiful Decay in an article titled, “The Warm And Quirky Narrative Sculptures of Matt Jacobs.”
“Matt Jacobs is an artist living and working in Kansas City, Missouri. The thing that I really enjoy about his work is his sense of play that comes through not only in the titles but the actual materials used to create his pieces such as inflatable toys, tic tacs, buckets, and brightly colored enamels. In many pieces Jacobs uses juxtaposing materials almost as a means to test the limits of the materials itself. An example of this is in his “Don’t Worry. I Won’t Hurt You. I Only Want You to Have Some Fun” in which he balanced cinder blocks 9 feet high and stuffed pool toys through the openings implying gregarious ornamental decoration of a fun day at the pool. Jacobs is the master of balancing objects by shape, form, and color. He has a great archive of studio photos on his website which is worth a look through, as well as his past installations and drawings.” To read more and images of Jacobs new work, click here: http://beautifuldecay.com/2013/01/10/the-warm-and-quirky-narrative-sculptures-of-matt-jacobs/
Matt Jacobs is also part of a two-person exhibition, “Playtime: New Works by Matt Jacobs & David Rhoads” is currently on display at City Ice Arts, 2015 Campbell St., through Jan. 19. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and by appointment. For more information, call 816-820-4105. To read a review of that exhibition by Neil Thrun please click here, http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/09/4000564/playtime-exhibit-reveals-the-limits.html#storylink=cpy.