• Matthew Austin’s Bird

The title of Matthew Austin and EJ Hill’s upcoming show at Acre Projects, “Slow Dance,” comes from the Matthew Dickman poem of the same name. Dickman’s poem describes the rituals and behaviors within human relationships, like the movements of partners sharing a dance. “The poem mentions the dance of brothers, the missteps that happen when both lead, and the fear of suffering when one outlives the other,” says Austin. “EJ and I are interested in the idea of viewing our friendship and the dynamic of our art practices as a slow dance.”