Matthew Brannon, Misused Pronoun, 2009


Matthew Brannon
Misused Pronoun, 2009
Silkscreen print
61 x 46 cm
Edition of 150, signed and numbered
£480 (ICA Members £360)
ICA Membership £30

Matthew Brannon is best known for his letterpress and silkscreen prints, which set up elusive relationships between images and texts. His prints frequently include images that would not look out of place in a cookbook, juxtaposed with unsettling or inappropriate sentences. His works often recall the language of advertising and posters – particularly from mid century America – and explore the potential of words and images to communicate but also to confound.The artist sees his print for the ICA as both casual and deadly serious. The objects depicted – that include a ruler, a brassiere and some shrimps – suggest ways of measuring worth, while the text apparently derives from a pedantic grammatical criticism. The combination can be read in literal or nonsensical ways.

Matthew Brannon (b. 1971, St. Maries, ID) lives and works in New York, NY. In recent years, Brannon has presented solo exhibitions at the Marino Marini Museum, Florence, IT (2013); David Kordansky, Los Angeles (2013); Glen Horowitz, East Hampton, NY (2013) and Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2011).

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