It has more to do with a physical reality of being than it has to do with this is my female nudity, says Maclean. Our naked ladies are not a feminist response to naked ladies. Matlock agrees, saying much of the meaning is derived from how the pair began collaborating. [We started] with private images of ourselves that we only shared with ourselves, Matlock says. Then it grew into sharing with one another and then it almost accidentally grew into sharing with anyone else.
Matlock met Maclean through a personal ad. Once they started posting photos on Flicker.com, they were soon getting more than 500,000 hits a week. This led to a blogging gig on Nerve.com, the online hipster hotspot for literature, art and music dealing with sexuality and relationships. They recently began showing work around town and in New York, and the relationship show no signs of fatigue. Both seem surprised theyre still able to work so comfortably together without stifling each other.
Its rare to hear this kind of talk from collaborators; Matlock attributes it to the pairs mutual respect and admiration. I do think about her whether or not shes present in mind shes on my mind. Her influence is on my mind. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Through January 12. Gallery 1724, 1724 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-2547 or visit www.gallery1724.com. Free.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Dec. 8. Continues through Jan. 12, 2007