Opening Reception Saturday May 5th, 6-9pm
Closing Reception Saturday May 26th, 6-9pm
A page out of a notebook–with its blue lines and spiral bound edges–is a familiar image. Michael Scoggins takes scribblings on rumpled and torn notebook paper then oversizes them to create large-scale drawings. In a politically-charged climate, his work challenges American cultural assumptions while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of traditional drawing.
More about the Artist
Michael Scoggins was born in Washington D.C. in 1973. Growing up in Virginia and relocating later to Savannah, Georgia where he gained an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. In the summer 2003 he attended the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. He has shown extensively, gained international recognition and has gallery representation in Atlanta, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Vienna and Seoul. Michael currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.