WORKS BY HUGH SCOTT-DOUGLAS**

Bio.

Hugh Scott-Douglas was born in 1988 in Cambridge, England and lives in Toronto (currently lives and works in Brooklyn). He studied at Pratt (2005) and OCAD (2010). His thesis exhibition, “An Invitation To Lubberland” at the gallery attracted considerable interest for its cohesive melding of painting, monoprints, sculpture, furniture, lamps and installation elements. With his 2011 solo exhibition, “Chinese Whispers” the gallery proudly announced his representation. He has since exhibited at CliftonBenevento (NY); Wallspace (NY); Croy Neilsen (Berlin); Brand New Gallery (Milan) and Silverman Gallery (SF).

Scott-Douglas makes work that refers to production itself, to its consumption and to its container, using visual cues gleaned from minimalism and op art. The central dialectic of the work springs from the tension between the need for a rigid authority figure, on the one hand, and the very possibility of establishing such an authority, given that it is so easily subverted by its own parts. This tension arises when, in each work, the authority is embedded in a severed partnership – half medium, half author. However, through Scott-Douglas’s process-oriented methodology, one of the partners is elected over the other. In each case there is an emphasis on transparency and a push towards a paradoxical state of “non-denial denial”. In Scott-Douglas’s treatment formalism is detourned to allow the medium to execute its own mutiny. Experimentation and process become central themes that allow some works to be successful and others to fail; this produces a formalism that is equally in tension – working both towards and against a static form.

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Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION

BFA, OCAD (Sculpture) Toronto, Canada 2010Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2005

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

Solo Show, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

eyes without a face, Croy Nielsen, Berlin, Germany

A Broken Mule, Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, Japan

2013

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2012

A Place in the Sun, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY

A Cashed Cheque, A Canceled Stamp, Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2011

Sitzprobe, Croy Nielson, Berlin, DE

Chinese Whispers, Clint Roenisch, Toronto, Canada

2010

An Invitation to Lubberland, Clint Roenisch, Toronto, Canada

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Stars & Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg Collection, Museums & Galleries of New South Wales, Australia

2014

Bloomington: Mall of America, North Side of Food Court, Across from Burger King & The Bank of Payphones That Don't Take Incomings Calls

In Transit: Between Image and Object, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

Next, Arsenal, Montreal, Canada

Walk the Line, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

2013

Phantom Sun, Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, France

Pattern: Follow the Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2012

Trans/FORM-Matter as subject > New Perspectives, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada

Greek (collaboration with Ben Schumacher), Croy Nielson, Berlin, Germany

Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordoa Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, MA

A Painting is a Painting is a Painting, Cul-De-Sac, London, England

Like Minded, Plug-In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada

Liminal Boundaries, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy

Phases, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY

Into the Surface, Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy

2011

Electrum (Collaboration with Ben Schumacher), Reference, Richmond, VA

Forms and Inflections, Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2010

Parts of a Hole, Xpace, Toronto, Canada

What Brings the Dust Together, New Gallery, London, UK

Absolutely (Collaboration With Liam Crockard), Clint Roenisch, Toronto, Canada

Bad Sculpture, Young Art, Los Angeles, CA

Bibliography

2014

Chu, Christie. "Wall Street Bankers Love Art about Money." Artnet.com, October 21, 2014.

Kondo, Ryosuke. "Hugh Scott-Douglas: Combining Everyday Materials to Visualize and Purify the Latent Images Within." Bijutsu Techo 66, no. 1002 (April 2014): 128-31.

Sonara, Francesca. "Hugh Scott-Douglas Takes on Amazon.com at Jessica Silverman Gallery." Blouinartinfo.com, October 25, 2014.

2013

“Canada’s Top 30 under 30.” Artinfo.com, January 30, 2013.

Fox, Emily Ellis. “Hugh Scott-Douglas.” Modern Painters 25, no. 4 (April 2013): 84-85.

Goodden, Sky. "Canada's 2013 Artist to Watch: Hugh Scott-Douglas." Artinfo.com, January 9, 2013.

Mohseni, Yasmine. “10 Must-See L.A. Gallery Exhibitions Opening in January.” Artinfo.com, January 8, 2013.

Prickett, Sarah Nicole. "Three's a Trend: Art That's All About the Money...Literally." T Magazine (blog), December 10, 2013.

Sandals, Leah. "Hugh Scott-Douglas on Toronto, Los Angeles & What's Next." Canadianart.com, January 18, 2013.

Scott-Douglas, Hugh. Chipped Bills, Torn Cheques, Bit Rot. San Francisco: Jessica Silverman Gallery, 2013.

Shaw, Michael. “Hugh Scott-Douglas.” ArtScene 32, no. 6 (February 2013): 21.

William, Maxwell. “Discovery: Hugh Scott-Douglas.” Interview.com, January 8, 2013.

2012

Aletti, Vince. “Hugh Scott-Douglas at Clifton Benevento.” New Yorker, January 27, 2012.

Katrib, Ruba. “Exposed Surfaces.” Mousse, no. 33 (April-May 2012): 138-141.

Scott-Douglas, Hugh. Hugh Scott-Douglas: Cyanotypes. Milan: Mousse, 2012.

COLLECTIONS

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Depart Foundation, Rome, Italy
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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