Selected works by Justin Matherly

Justin Matherly
The significant and difficult run deep and do not flow on the surface (The beautiful and useful are not to be grasped at a glance)


Glass reinforced concrete, ambulatory equipment

102 x 81.28 x 48.26 cm
Justin Matherly
All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare (Champion sound)


Glass reinforced concrete, ambulatory equipment

121 x 63.50 x 48.26 cm
Justin Matherly
As long as its truth and purity remain inviolate and no blasphemous rationality dares approach its sacred confines (Guilelessly open and deeply hidden)


Glass reinforced concrete, ambulatory equipment

97.79 x 57.15 x 48.26 cm

Justin Matherly's Biography

Justin Matherly
Born in 1972, West Islip, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


All industrious people, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

The mind is a terrible thing to waste/Taste and the antique, Bureau at, Frieze_Frame, New York, NY

Readjusting my commitment to a greater legibility, or substance thinking and substance extended, New York

To reveal the logic of production and to set forth the technique of methods of struggle as a living, flowing process, without any unbreakable rules except that of having an ultimate goal, devices which are varied and formed at every given moment depending on the conditions and correlations of forces in a given phase of struggle; I mistrust all systematizers and avoid them. The will to a system is a lack of integrity, Solo project with Bureau,Secteur Lafayette, FIAC, Paris France
Would that You were the last of the filth which You had to remove / why does your flesh shit?, Marginal Utility, Philadelphia

Be So Kind As To Dilate Upon The Mechanics Of The Thing (We came more and more to feel that, motion being inherent in matter, the prime mover exist ed only as an illusion, and that all that exists essentially having to be in motion, the motor was useless), Dispatch, New York, NY

Let other people observe you happy, and they will rush to the same road you have traced for them. DISPATCH: Present tissima, Turin, Italy
The Assistants’ Dispatch, New York, NY


Lat. 41˚ 7’ N. Long. 72˚ 19’ W.’ curated by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery Summer Location, East Marion, NY
Rien faire et laisser rire (Do nothing and let them laugh),’ organized by Bob Nickas,Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

Creature from the Blue Lagoon, Martos, Bridgehampton, NY
Ur, Room East, New York, NY
Everything’s alright forever, Paradise Row, London, UK
Common Ground, City Hall Park, New York, NY
New York: Directions, Points of Interest,’ Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy

Bureau at Nada Hudson, NY
Sculpture is Three-Dimensional Art, Johann Koenig, Berlin, Germany
The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos, Bridgehampton, NY
Re: Empire, Team Gallery, New York, NY
Sculpture, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

Looking Back, The Fifth Annual White Columns Annual, Cur. Bob Nickas, White Columns, NY
In Practice Projects, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Wait For Me at the Bottom of the Pool, Cur. Bob Nickas, Jose Martos, Sagaponack, NY
Habitat (Some Pleasures and Discomforts of Domestic Life), Cur. Beatrice Gross,
Twenty First / Twenty First Gallery, New York, NY
Independent w/ Dispatch, New York, NY

The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York NY
High, Low and In Between), Jorg Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
I know nothing of the weather when I know it is either raining or not raining. Pacific Northwest College of Art,Feldman Gallery, Portland, OR

Un Balance, Jack Shainman Gallery New York, NY

Loot from Wars of Nationalist Aggression Between the 18th and 71st Parallels(1981- 1994)’ Gavin Brown’s enterprise @ Passerby; New York, NY
Wu Tang / googolplex Show, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Passerby, NY
The Great Improvisation Has Begun, Hunter College Times Sq. Gallery, NY
New Insights, Art Chicago, curated by Susanne Ghez, Chicago, IL
Poster Project, curated by Devon Costello and Ilya Lipkin Kantor/Feuer Window,
Participant Inc. and Printed Matter, New York, NY

Everything Beautiful and Noble is the Result of Reason and Calculation curated by Howie
Chen and Gabrielle Giattino, EFA Gallery, New York, NY

MAs select MFAs, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

Scarab, Project Room, Philadelphia, PA

Window on Broad, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts,
Philadelphia, PA

Greater Philadelphia, The Galleries at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Buffered, Basekamp Site, Philadelphia, PA