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I Know Some Nice People: Matthew Choberka at The Argo House

February 5 – April 30
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 5th, 6-8pm

The Argo House
529 25th Street, Ogden UT


Thought Experiment, Matthew Choberka
48″ by 48″
Oil on Canvas

This February, Carper Contemporary presents its first pop up exhibition of the year at The Argo House with I Know Some Nice People, featuring the work of Ogden-based artist Matthew Choberka. Choberka, painter and art professor at Weber State University, releases a body of work for the show that continues to evolve his exploration of figurative elements amidst his typical turbulent abstraction. New paintings as well as works on paper will be exhibited at The Argo House from February 5th to April 30th in the downstairs lobby and upstairs common areas.

The public is invited to an opening reception during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll on February 5th from 6-8pm. All state directives and local health orders concerning COVID-19 will be followed for the event.


“When I suggested giving this show the title, “I Know Some Nice People,” I thought it pretty clever; a way to point toward the way these pictures embody a grotesquery that I perceive just about everywhere in our contemporary lives…in our politics, in our culture.”

“But that’s not really it. At least as important, and very likely much more so, is a reckoning going on with aspects of myself. My imagination, my knowledge, such as they are, all I have to guide me in painting. But, until I have this work mirrored back to me, in the responses of friends, colleagues, I find that I can’t really even fully “see” what it is I am painting. Art demands a self-acceptance that I am not sure is possible for me.”

Learn more about the artist and exhibition in the attached press release or at this link. Please reply to this email with questions or media inquiries. Thank you for your consideration in featuring this exhibition in your upcoming publication, article, social media post, radio spot or other media outlet.


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