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In Conversation: Matt Bahen & Matthew Ryan Smith

Saturday, April 27, 2024
1:00 pm
McIntosh Gallery (MG)

Presented as part of the ADAC Canadian Art Hop
Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m.
Free | Open to the public, all are welcome!

This dialogue featuring Toronto-based artist Matt Bahen and London-based curator Matthew Ryan Smith examines the central themes found in Bahen’s current exhibition Coming Down the Mountain at McIntosh Gallery, Western University. Drawing on literary concepts such as Chekhov’s Gun and environmental concerns including the Anthropocene, Bahen’s paintings serve as potent metaphors for how (in)actions can fester over time into catastrophe.

About the artist:
Matt Bahen was raised in Schomberg, Ontario and currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. He received his BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2002. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions including the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario and Glenhyrst Art Gallery in Brantford, Ontario. Bahen is represented in Toronto by Nicholas Metivier Gallery, in New York City by Claire Oliver Gallery, and in Edmonton by Peter Robertson Gallery. His work is included in several private and public art collections including the Hamilton Art Gallery, BMO Financial Group, and Sun Life Canada.

Find out more about Matt Bahen's solo exhibition Coming Down the Mountain at and the ADAC Canadian Art Hop at

McIntosh Gallery
Abby Vincent

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