Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

Charles Matson Lume


"whatever returns from oblivion (for louisE glück)"

(Partial gallery view of: whatever returns from oblivion (for Louise Glück), reflective paper, duct tape, reflective tape, hologram stickers, dimensions variable, 2014. This portion of the installation was its fulcrum, which mirrored, in part, Glück's poem of transformation. The entirety of the installation was based on: the moon; the architect of the gallery, Harry Weese; and, Glück's Pulitzer Prize work, The Wild Iris.)

(Photography by Rich Sanders Photographics)

Charles Matson Lume is a visual artist whose art engages in the pas de deux of light and materials. His installations have been exhibited at institutions such as: the Irish Museum of Modern Art, (Dublin, Ireland), Babel Kunst (Trondheim, Norway), Hunter College, (NYC), and the Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN). He has received fellowships from the Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Charles has participated in international artist residencies in Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Ireland. Charles lives in Saint Paul, MN, and his art can be found online at the White Columns Artist Registry.