An Artist’s Double Life: Matt Lively on WUNC’s The State of Things

April, 22, 2008, by Mark

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Matt Lively, who currently has a show at Adam Cave Fine Art in Raleigh, will be on our local NPR station’s show, The State of Things, today at 12 noon.

Matt Lively is a painter from Richmond. His work is iconic and whimsical, full of things like bumblebees riding bicycles and brightly colored dresses swaying in the breeze. Then there’s Matthew Lively. He’s also a painter, but his work is darker, cynical and slightly creepy. But this isn’t a segment about two artists with eerily similar names. Matt and Matthew occupy the same person… and the same mind. Although some might think this signals some sort of personality disorder, Matt disagrees—this is just his way of making a living.








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