You won’t find paint tubes or sticks of charcoal in Matt Gilbert’s studio. Gilbert makes machines. His creations are composed with a 3-D printer, a makeshift mini-machine shop, surplus store items, handmade circuit boards and dark dental floss.
When he flips the “on” switch, small motors hum and interwoven floss moves, sometimes almost imperceptibly, in a kind of dance. These artworks — both sophisticated and raw — reward the attentive viewer with an unexpected and magical experience.