Believe it or not, Matt Browning’s grids are each hand-carved from a single block of wood. The artist explains: “The work itself began as a challenge, whether or not I could take a piece of wood or any material really, and, through a series of selective cuts, expand that material, spatially and volumetrically, in a way that never actually separates the material from itself.” Hear more from Browning in the Biennial audio guide.
[Matt Browning (b. 1984), Untitled, 2016. Wood, collapsed: 3 ½ x 3 ½ x 18 ¼ in (8.9 × 8.9 × 47.6 cm); expanded: 17 ¾ x 17 ¾ x 4 in (45.1 × 45.1 × 10.2 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist. Photograph by Maegan Hill-Carroll and Vancouver Art Gallery]