words, wit, wisdom and wool
December 7, 2012 - January 21, 2013
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Words, Wit, Wisdom and Wool is a series of textile pieces that take words of wit and words of wisdom – all from a gay male perspective – and translates them into visual documents. Gould states, “I have been rather catholic in my choice of sources, from the internet – Squirt.Org (enough said!) to poetry and prose – Walt Whitman and Thomas Glave – song lyrics and personal musings from my 90 year old mother. Some of the texts are bawdy, some loving and some perhaps slightly out there, but they all represent a grab bag of sentences and paragraphs that I have found inspiring and interesting and funny enough to lose blood over!”
Matt Gould was born and raised on the prairies, lived in Toronto, France, Vancouver and on-board cruise ships plying the seas of Alaska, the Caribbean and New York to Bermuda. His work is found in public, corporate and private collections in Canada, the US and Europe. Gould has worked as an industrial, residential and commercial designer, a playwright, a singer and a theatre director, all of which feed his rapacious appetite for self-expression. He currently lives in Red Deer Alberta with his partner, where he walks the fine line between the solitary pursuit of a visual artist and the wildly communal existence of an Artistic Director for a theatre company.