Matthew Dibble has spent decades in the construction business. With watchful attention and professional confidence, he composes gesturally abstract and figural paintings marked by creative choreography. He attended Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, and has marched to his own drummer ever since graduating in 1978. Dibble’s ongoing body of work includes original, nuanced reactions to both modern and postmodern sensibilities, with as few aesthetic or philosophical pretensions as possible. A fascination with gesture and action continues to underlie his large-scale Abstract Expressionist paintings, while his figurative work deploys distorted, other-worldly creatures across layered surfaces that fascinate. His work has long displayed this double trajectory, in which expression moves towards meaning in the abstract and also in the counterbalancing figural work.