Scott Campbell – Noblesse Oblige @ OHWOW Gallery

21 Mar

So this is cool. OHWOW inaugurates its Los Angeles gallery with a solo exhibition of recent work by New York based artist Scott Campbell. In Campbell’s West Coast debut, Noblesse Oblige, he uses copper, currency, graphite, ink, and neon, to transform tattoo subculture iconography into delicate and tempered work. In this exhibition Campbell expands his use of cut currency, sourcing uncut sheets of dollars directly from the United States Mint, to create large, intricate work with a sunken relief effect. One piece uses $11,ooo worth of currency sheets to create an over two-foot cube, into which a three dimensional skull is carved-out. Oh yeah, then for the added challenge, Campbell uses graphite pencil on the interior of fragile ostrich eggshells. The guy just keeps getting better.

[via NOTCOT]

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