Matt Wessen · RISE/SET

Oct. 8, 2022 – Dec. 18, 2022 

Artist Matt Wessen 


“Color is born of the interpenetration of light and dark.” 
—Sam Francis, American Painter 

In Rise/Set, photographer Matt Wessen (b. 1982 in Los Angeles, California) extracts the moods and movements of two circadian occurrences we all have the opportunity to witness every day: the sunrise and the sunset. Typically thought of as either impossible to capture in a way that’s true to the experience — or else clichéd and sentimental — Wessen instead uses abstraction to organize a daily ritual into a show that is colorful, bold and graphic, more akin to a PANTONE color book than nature photography.

About the Artist:

Matt Wessen (born in Los Angeles in 1982) is a photographer, filmmaker, and art director currently based in Ojai, California. 

Check out Matt Wessen's episode on our podcast, Art Personals.