Previous Shows: 2014: Soft Eyes: Scott Ingram
Scott Ingram has a diverse practice that includes painting, drawing, sculpture, collage as well as producing furniture and design products. All are connected by Ingram’s process of abstracting the real, reducing his subjects to their most essential elements, which he reflects in a combination of color and line.
Modernist architecture is one of his favorite subjects as he deconstructs its forms to the most essential elements. Cast concrete, cinder blocks, steel I-beams, glass: materials that were so essential to the period become the subject matter as well as the material vocabulary of his practice. Modernist designers also come under his scrutiny as he studies their sinuous, aerodynamic lines.
While his admiration for his Modernist predecessors is evident, Ingram’s work is often infused with irreverent humor, particularly in his use of materials. In his hands, a solid concrete block can turn into foam, a line drawing can be made out of nail polish, and the facade of a house can be covered in automobile paint. In this transformation, Ingram solidly roots his work in the present.
Ingram was born in Drumright, Oklahoma and grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. Since 1995, he has exhibited throughout the United States as well as Spain and Canada. In 2011 he was a resident at the MacDowell Colony and in 2013, he was awarded a Working Artists Fellowship from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. His work is collected by numerous private and corporate collections, as well as the High Museum of Art. Scott lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.
Images courtesy of the artist.