Opening Friday: Paintings by Matthew Deric Gore at Centennial Art Center

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The Collector, Matthew Deric Gore
  • "The Collector," Matthew Deric Gore

The last time we wrote about Nashville-based artist Matthew Deric Gore was during a 2011 Centennial Art exhibition, and in the three years since little has changed in Gore's masterful oil paintings. Here's what Deborah Walden had to say about Gore's style back then:

Matthew Deric Gore's lush oil paintings fall into a category called vanitas art. These sumptuous tableaus meditate on the fleeting nature of time.

You'll see more of that in the Centennial Art exhibit that opens this Friday, Feb. 7. Think vignette-style compositions and sharp lighting that recall Baroque memento mori, but with a self-aware humor that is totally 21st century.

Gore is represented by Haynes Gallery, and he'll be at Centennial for an artist talk on Friday from 5-7 p.m. More examples of the artist's work after the jump.

Selfie, Matthew Deric Gore
  • "Selfie," Matthew Deric Gore

A Symbol and a Token, Matthew Deric Gore
  • "A Symbol and a Token," Matthew Deric Gore

The Scottish Lady, Matthew Deric Gore
  • "The Scottish Lady," Matthew Deric Gore

The Adventure of the Unhanded Clock, Matthew Deric Gore
  • "The Adventure of the Unhanded Clock," Matthew Deric Gore

My Analyst Told Me, Matthew Deric Gore
  • "My Analyst Told Me," Matthew Deric Gore

Alice in Candyland, Matthew Deric Gore
  • "Alice in Candyland," Matthew Deric Gore

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