Mathew Borrett: Hinterlands


Lost in the Woods, 2023. Archival Inkjet Print on light panel, 24β€³ x 30β€³ (framed), edition 1/1. Courtesy of the artist.

Mathew Borrett

April 26, 2023 – May 20, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday May 5, 2023 from 5 – 8pm with artist present.

The Red Head Gallery is proud to present the latest show Hinterlands by Mathew Borrett.

From virtual bird’s eye vantage points above his hometown of Toronto, Mathew Borrett renders a variety of improbable visions of the city, revisiting rich thematic territory. With a science-fiction sensibility and a touch of the surreal, the artist reorients the city’s most familiar landmarks both spatially and temporally. Some of the works depict over-the-top manifestations of climate change, which for the artist are meditations on human resilience through the churning of time. Borrett dwells often on the impermanence of civilizations, and thinks about the previous ice-age, not that long past, when a vast kilometer-thick sheet of ice sat upon the region where he now resides.

Mathew Borrett was born and raised in rural Ontario and graduated from the Illustration Program at the Ontario College of Art & Design in 1998. He has exhibited in Canada and internationally, and works in the VFX industry for film and television in Toronto. Borrett won a Canadian Screen Award for his work on the interactive virtual reality piece Biidaaban, First Light in 2018.

Mathew will be present in the gallery on May 5, 2023 from 5 – 8pm and on Saturday May 20, 2023 from 12 – 5pm.

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