MICHAEL SCOGGINS - 20 years of The Lined Page
May 28 – Jul 30, 2021
The Diana Lowenstein Gallery is pleased to announce the 20 Years of the Lined Page, an exhibition featuring work by Michael Scoggins. The exhibition will be on view through July 30th.
‘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 was born in Washington D.C in 1973 and gained an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. He has attended various prestigious residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, and Fountainhead in Miami. Michael has gained international recognition and gallery representation in Atlanta, Miami, New York, Detroit, San Francisco, Seoul, and Vienna. 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 numerous publications. He currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York