June 2, 2011 – September 18, 2011

The body is subject to the forces of gravity. But the soul is ruled by levity, pure. —Saul Bellow

Physically challenging feats in skateboarding, surfing, and car stunts are the focus of artist Shaun Gladwell‘s mesmerizing videos. From the streets of Yokohama to the waters off Sydney’s Bondi Beach, Gladwell’s riveting performance works merge elements of art history, popular culture, extreme sports, and his native Australia.

Download the MATRIX 162 exhibition brochure.

Listen to an interview with Gladwell at the MATRIX 162 exhibition opening below.

MATRIX 162 / Shaun Gladwell Interview from Wadsworth Atheneum on Vimeo.