Passenger with Horizon
SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 15, 2016
RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 17, 6-9PM
GRIN is pleased to present an exhibition of new interdisciplinary works and installations by Scott Lawrence.
In Passenger with Horizon, Lawrence employs a diverse range of quotidian objects seemingly plucked from his daily routine—the train ride home, the corner of the office, the floor of a shopping mall. However, this is where the familiarity ends. Through careful attention and experimentation, Lawrence recasts these often mundane subjects as new forms - sometimes sadly awkward, sometimes positively elegant - and confuses their placement on the cultural spectrum of high to low. Objects are presented as low-stake disruptions and reverberate with an aimless, transient energy. But they also read as allegorical case studies, phantoms of metaphysical inquiry testing Positivism's triple mantra of Description, Control and Prediction.
The human figure is implied throughout, but only indirectly and via stand-ins such as clothing, furniture or cigarette smoke. The resulting sense is one of vacancy, as though the human itself has somehow been lost in a repetition of mass produced goods, daily commutes and sunsets.
Born in Alabama, Scott Lawrence lives in and works in Providence, Rhode Island. He received his MFA from the school of Visual Arts and his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art. He has exhibited in Seoul, Korea, New York, Berlin, Germany and elsewhere. He was included in the BHQFU Brucennial in 2012 and 2010, and founded an award-winning artist collective, Dos Pestañeos, in 2003. He has been featured in the New York Times, Art Papers and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Face III, 2016, Dress shirt on panel, 22" x 26"
Untitled, 2016. Coat hangers and spraypaint on velvet over mirror, 24" x 36"