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Scott Macleod
updated: 07/19/2009
website: //seriousprojects.blogspot.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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We Have Proven We Can Prove It
Target Radiant Red & White 1
Target 2004.13
Target 28
Target 49
Vortex 2
Allgemeines
Lines 1
Disaster 15
Landscape 50
American Pop!
Optimism
Disaster / Forward Control Point
Altiplano
Beige Flat Pump
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative, landscape, biomorphic, conceptual, language, social criticism, mapping, abstract, collage, process
 
 
We Have Proven We Can Prove It by Scott Macleod
We Have Proven We Can Prove It
Unwound paper dartboard
1996
Dimensions variable
Target Radiant Red & White 1 by Scott Macleod
Target Radiant Red & White 1
Unwound / rewound paper dartboard
2003
8.5" x  8.5"  x .75" 
Target 2004.13 by Scott Macleod
Target 2004.13
Unwound / rewound paper dartboard
2004
12" x  12"  x 1" 
Target 28 by Scott Macleod
Target 28
Unwound / rewound paper dartboard
2006
18" x  18"  x 1" 
Target 49 by Scott Macleod
Target 49
Unwound / rewound paper dartboard
2007
7" x  7"  x .75" 
Vortex 2 by Scott Macleod
Vortex 2
Ink & Liquid Paper on xerox
2007
8.5" x  11" 
Allgemeines by Scott Macleod
Allgemeines
Ink, Liquid Paper & betadine on found paper
2007
10" x  7" 
Lines 1 by Scott Macleod
Lines 1
Caran d'ache on paper
2007
11" x  14" 
Disaster 15 by Scott Macleod
Disaster 15
Magic marker & collage on card stock
2006
11" x  8.5" 
Landscape 50 by Scott Macleod
Landscape 50
Ink, Liquid Paper, acrylic & iodine on canvas
2001
24" x  30" 
American Pop! by Scott Macleod
American Pop!
Spar varnish, spray paint, collage on canvas
2002
60" x  48" 
Optimism by Scott Macleod
Optimism
pencil, chalk on paper
2008
17" x  14" 
Disaster / Forward Control Point by Scott Macleod
Disaster / Forward Control Point
Ink on Dura-Lar
2008
12" x  9" 
Altiplano by Scott Macleod
Altiplano
Crayon on archival matboard
2008
3" x  5" 
Beige Flat Pump by Scott Macleod
Beige Flat Pump
Collage on archival amtboard
2009
12" x  9" 

Artist Statement
All all the many media in which I work, I’m interested in how the fluid & dynamic chaos entering our sensory organs becomes concretized into repressive social forms: opinions, rules, dogmas, creeds, ideologies etc.

I’m particularly interested in how language, sign & ritual reinforce this process, & in how they can be used to subvert it.

Much of my research focuses on the impact of both highly-strategized, institutionalized methodologies (pedagogy, advertising, narrative) & random or subliminal ones (accident, the montage of the quotidian, chance procedures).

This research itself usually gets sublimated during the actual making process; at least this is the case in my painting, drawing & sculpture.

I experiment with the physical properties & psychological allusions of non-traditional materials (such as Liquid Paper, iodine, mercurochrome, cement, spar varnish, paper dartboards) to make situations and relationships in which “found” material can “be itself” without the constraints of expectation, judgement or convention.

While the frequent inclusion of collage elements introduces gestural, semiotic and narrative references, the reckless & spontaneous interactions of materials create unexpected results over which I have only intuititive & partial control, which is a way of subverting my own learned behaviors & opinions.

For me the most successful works are the ones that resist visual resolution and hover between representation and abstraction, referring to both while capitulating to neither.

Artist Bio / CV
I’ve made live, time-based, media, conceptual and/or static work in the USA & internationally since 1979.

I’ve shown installations & paintings in the USA & Czech Republic, Belgium, England, Italy & Germany.

I am represented in San Francisco by George Lawson Gallery / Room For Painting Room For Paper

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009   
Soap Gallery, San Francisco
Room For Painting Room For Paper, San Francisco

2007
Cricket Engine, Oakland CA

2006
WC Gallery, DePere Wisconsin

2004
North Oakland Temporary Museum, Oakland CA

2001
ODC Theater Gallery, San Francisco
Galerie Libresso ELM, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2000
Adaline Kent Award Exhibition, SF Art Institute

1998
The Lab, San Francisco
Temple Gallery/Kortrijks JOVC, Kortrijks, Belgium

1996
Dominic Centrum, Plzen, Czech Republic
National Gallery for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009   
Strange Hope, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco
The Art of Participation, SFMOMA

2008   
 “We Are California History” Oakland Art Gallery
Urban Jealousy, Hafriyat Karakoy, Istanbul, Turkey
Kick-Ass, Eigelstein Torburg, Köln, Germany
Threat Space, ArtMuseum of Western Virginia, Roanoke VA

2007   
Seeds, Underground Gallery, Santa Fe NM
What Haunts You? The Photographers’ Gallery, London UK

2007
Nineteen Going On Twenty, Contemporary Museum, Honolulu HI
Bridge Art Fair, Chicago IL
Public Pages, Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, Devon UK

2006
Contemporary Craft Museum & Gallery, Portland OR
draw-drawing-2, The Foundry, London England UK
Correspondence, Galleria Huuto, Viiskulma, Finland

SELECTED AWARDS & GRANTS

2001 Wallace Alexander Gerbode Visual Arts Award
2000 Adaline Kent Award, San Francisco Art Institute
1996 New Langton Arts Bay Area Award for Literature

SELECTED ARCHIVES & COLLECTIONS

Avant Writing Collection, Rare Books & MSS Library, Ohio State University
The Contemporary Museum, Hawai’i
The Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, Netherlands