Sep 6–29, 2002
Adam Scott’s vibrantly colored, supersaturated, poured paintings consider the volatile American landscape and how images from the media become embedded in our memories. His subjects are often derived from old postcards or cinematic events and then mediated by his personal remembrances and fantasies, or as Scott asserts, “his uniquely American sense of paranoia.” Dynamic swirls and folds of paint intimate a world that is constantly mutating, almost consuming itself, and also refer to the slippage between reality, imagination, and memory. For his 12 x 12 project, Scott has created a new large-scale painting about his relationship to the MCA.
Scott received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998.