DELVE: Comedy + Art, introducing Michael Scoggins

DELVE: Comedy + Art is happening on Tuesday, February 3rd! It's a curated evening of amazing artists talking about how humor affects their work, followed by drinks and meeting new people at the Made in NY Media Center in Dumbo! 

Get tickets here!** You won't want to miss this.**

We love the work of Michael Scoggins, an artist based in Brooklyn, and we are excited that he'll be sharing insight about his art practice on Tuesday. In the meantime, here is a glimpse into his work. You can see more and follow him on Tumblr here.


Artist Statement:
A page out of a notebook, with its blue lines and spiral bound edges, is a familiar image. This is my primary vehicle in utilizing a connection with the viewer.  The paper is enlarged to give this common object a sense of importance and to create a new perspective. The text and images placed upon the large page deal with the influences of American culture and how it has shaped my life.  The paper is torn, crumpled and folded to implicate a tangible history and to suggest the creation of an object, thus expanding the definition of traditional drawing.  

                                                                                                               ––Michael Scoggins

Michael Scoggins, Decorative Piece                                                           marker, prismacolor on paper                        30”X51”                                     2011

Michael Scoggins, Decorative Piece                                                          
marker, prismacolor on paper                       
30”X51”                                    
2011

Michael Scoggins Far Superior                                                                                 marker, colored pencil on paper                       35”X51”                                     2010  

Michael Scoggins
Far Superior                                                                                
marker, colored pencil on paper                      
35”X51”                                    
2010

 

Michael Scoggins Masterpiece graphite, colored pencil on paper 67"X51" 2013

Michael Scoggins
Masterpiece
graphite, colored pencil on paper
67"X51"
2013

Michael Scoggins was born in Washington D.C in 1973 and gained an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 and has attended various prestigious residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the MacDowell Colony, and Fountainhead. Michael has gained international recognition and gallery representation in Atlanta, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Vienna and Seoul. His works have been added to some notable collections including, but not limited to, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Michael has had works exhibited in over twenty solo shows, fifty curated group exhibitions, and written about in countless publications. 

Michael Scoggins was born in Washington D.C in 1973 and gained an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 and has attended various prestigious residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the MacDowell Colony, and Fountainhead. Michael has gained international recognition and gallery representation in Atlanta, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Vienna and Seoul. His works have been added to some notable collections including, but not limited to, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Michael has had works exhibited in over twenty solo shows, fifty curated group exhibitions, and written about in countless publications. 

Get tickets to DELVE: Comedy + Art here! 2/3/15 at Made in NY Media Center by IFP.

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