Category Archives: Art Projects

Anamorphic M, 2016

Matt Jatkola & Aneleise Ruggles “Anamorphic M” Site-specific Installation on Stairs (Gaffer’s Tape on Carpet) 2016 For our third anamorphic installation, Aneleise Ruggles and I were commissioned by the newly renamed and rebranded Mosesian Center for the Arts to create an anamorphic version of their new logo on the stairs. This would be a four color piece – red, yellow, green, and blue. Since the design was already masterminded by an outside designer, Stoltze Design, we were free to have fun installing. The logo was projected on the stairs, we outlined it in gaffer’s tape, and then filled in with…

Anamorphic Ice Cream, 2016

Matt Jatkola & Aneleise Ruggles “Anamorphic Ice Cream” Site-specific Installation on Stairs (Gaffer’s Tape on Carpet) 2016 Another installation I did with Aneleise Ruggles. Once we did Anamorphic Light Bulb in one color, our next goal was to do something with multiple colors. We also wanted it to be fun and kid-friendly, as the summer at the Mosesian Center for the Arts is pretty much filled with children taking art and theatre classes. The idea of the ice cream was born. It went through a few incarnations until we realized it would be most fun upside down, cones up, as…

Many Mini Marcias, 2015

Matt Jatkola “Many Mini Marcias” Silkscreen on fabric 12.5 x 10” 2015 This project came about because I had planned 2 large public murals during the summer of 2014, which did not come to fruition. Those murals were all about creating very large, repetitive images of Marcia Brady in an attempt to spotlight Marcia as the icon of beauty, perfection, and narcissism that our collective inner-Jan wills her to be. I decided to do this smaller version when the opportunity came to donate a piece of art to Arsenal Center for the Arts’ bi-annual fundraiser exhibition Flash Art. This mini…

Anamorphic Light Bulb, 2015

Matt Jatkola & Aneleise Ruggles “Anamorphic Light Bulb” Site-specific Installation on Stairs (Gaffer’s Tape on Carpet) 2015 I created this installation with Aneleise Ruggles. I’d always wanted to try installing something flat on the main staircase at the Arsenal Center and we came up with the idea of doing an anamorphic illustration. The light bulb was drawn in Adobe Illustrator, projected, and then we went to town drawing it out on the carpet with white gaffer’s tape. As you shift perspective, the illustration morphs into a more abstract line drawing. There is one point when you first walk in the…

Teenage Dream Remix #1, 2015

“Teenage Dream Remix #1” is an audio/visual art installation, utilizing synchronized color and video footage set to my 27-minute remix of Katy Perry’s 2010 hit single “Teenage Dream.” The song is one of my favorite songs (perhaps of all-time), so I wanted to create something that both celebrated and expanded upon it. My favorite aspect of all great pop songs is duality, and/or listeners’ alternate/multiple takes on the same subject. When I hear this song, I hear melancholy alongside joy (served with a wink), so I tried to expand upon that. I took a minimalist, cut-up, and slow-tempo approach with…