"The artist revivifies junior high school doodles on crumpled, classic notebook in large scale, all of which evoke hilarity and nostalgia in equal measure. Scoggins’s previous work in this style often reminded us just how insignificant adolescent concerns could be. For the current exhibition, entitled “Us Against Them (The War between the Classes)” he turns this notion on its head by making his unseen young artist alter ego into a politically aware—if brainwashed and misguided—kind of flag-waver wannabe. I Promise I’ll Be a Better Patriot (2012) is apparently some kind of (self-imposed?) punishment, and Commies Everywhere (2012) a paranoid tribute. They share the gallery with the artist’s cutout imaginings of GI Joe-type soldiers in battle scenes. With lower case penmanship, Scoggins makes art that cracks on the art world, the government and every kind of bully in power.
Through April 7th"
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