Matt Hunter and Gabrielle Fischer



The Gallery 4 is proud to present The Hunter-Fischer Gathering: Collaborative Works by Matt Hunter and Gabrielle Fischer

The Hunter-Fischer Gathering opens Saturday, May 5th - May 26th, 2012 at The Gallery 4 (206 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside, 412-363-5050). The opening reception will  take place Saturday, May 5th, 2012 from 7-11PM and will be opened to the general public with complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres provided by The Gallery 4. The Gallery 4 is open Tuesday through Saturday 1- 8PM .

Matt Hunter and Gabrielle Fischer are Pittsburgh natives. Matt studied fine art and illustration at Pratt Institute and finished his training at Carlow University. Matt's work has been displayed in a variety of galleries and venues in Pittsburgh including The Mattress Factory, 3G Gallery, Future Tenant, Zenith Gallery, The Shadow Lounge, and UPMC Hospital in Oakland. Matt's talents were also utilized in producing community murals for The Center For Spirituality Chapel and The Carrick Community Memorial, and a ceramic tiled mural design for Peabody High School.

Gabrielle is a professional English Teacher. She attended The University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University of Pennsylvania focusing on Literature and English. A natural artist, Gabrielle's work has been shown at Urban Eclectic in Fox Chapel, as well as various artisan markets including "Artoberfest" in Bellvue. She has also worked in open studio group exhibitions in Lawrenceville and the Strip District. Select pieces are currently on display at UPMC Hospital in Oakland.

Matt on the show:
"This is a gathering of pieces that we have worked on together over a period of two years. We have shared every step along the way, from concept to completion, making this a truly collaborative show. Our art is intended to create a reprieve from the intense climate that we all live in today. We worked to convey the synergistic effects of love between two people, as an illusion, a reality and an escape.

Mostly, we have chosen to use only color, line and shape to express mood. Color is used to denote the passage of time, changes in life, and transitioning seasons. We have combined elements of urban art, and merged them with rich texture and shading reminiscent of encaustic work, creating a sensual blend of fast edgy forms with a more complex sophistication. Our works reflect the exploration and experience of a collaborative journey."

The Gallery 4 is pleased to host Matt and Gabrielle's first exhibit as husband and wife.