What Will He Do with It?

Works by Jason Matherly

May 1 – June 25, 2024
Reception: Thursday, May 2, 2024, 6-8 PM

ATHICA@Ciné Gallery presents What Will He Do With It, an exhibition of new paintings and early ink drawings by Jason Matherly. In his new work, Matherly explores the transformation of line to shape and emphasizes the curious relationships between shape and color by joining together several individually prepared elements to create vibrant color-blocked hybrid paintings.  

While a significant portion of my work is characterized by smooth lines, the paintings presented here grew out of a curiosity about what could happen if I allowed the lines to wobble into shape.

— Jason Matherly

A selection of drawings from 2006 and 2013 are also included in the show, which Matherly refers to as “diaries.” A recently noted affinity between these early exercises and the current paintings led to their inclusion in the exhibition, where an energizing dialogue between the works will transpire on gallery walls for the first time. 

This is Matherly’s first solo exhibition for ATHICA. He was selected by the ATHICA Exhibitions Committee to be featured in the Solo Duo Trio series, which provides opportunities for individual artists to exhibit their work at ATHICA and its partner location, ATHICA@Ciné.



About the Artist

Jason Matherly is an Athens Georgia-based artist who produces shaped paintings that are at once exactingly rigorous and playfully free. His unique approach to physical structure emphasizes precise color combinations by joining together several individually prepared elements to create a vibrant color-blocked whole. 

He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including “Story Tellers” at Cavin-Morris in New York and “Gathered VI” at MOCA GA in Atlanta. His works are held in private collections in major cities throughout the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London.

Instagram: jasonmatherly

Web: jasonmatherly.com

What Will He Do With It? by Jason Matherly is sponsored in part by The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation, The Georgia Council for the Arts, and The National Endowment for the Arts.