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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Scott Ingram works under pre-existing conditions

click to enlarge Scott Ingram's "Pei," 2009
  • Scott Ingram's "Pei," 2009

Scott Ingram's Solomon Projects exhibition, ...Through Line..., spans nine years of his work, which is hung, salon style, from floor to ceiling on the gallery walls. The geometric precision and balance with which the work is arranged influences the way we perceive and understand it in two important ways. First, the installation as a whole recalls a modernist geometric painting: The gallery walls become a canvas and the arrangement of the framed drawings resembles an abstract composition that calls to mind 20th-century artists such as Piet Mondrian or Theo van Doesburg. Second, Ingram worked for years as a museum installer. His knowledge of how the placement and framing of artwork affect the viewer is evident in the exhibition's setup. ...Through Line... is not only a collection of individual works but also a self-consciously designed environment.

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