Scott reynolds, 2022 juried exhibition
320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
August 20th - September 24th, 2022
When I was young, Middle American cities had long been in decline (example
Detroit). White flight was fully codified and socially accepted. Suburban sprawl
and the “mall” replaced the city center. This had a profound impact on my
awareness of the intersection of social and structural environments.
However, my work is not an attempt to directly represent these environments but
an effort to analyze the underlying impulses driving this ongoing status quo.
I construct sculptural fictions that explore Middle America's internal story...the
story and topology of everyday life in our popular culture/mass-architectural
landscape. By using and confusing fragments of suburban culture: i.e., pop
culture, religion, political discourse and the historical elements of capitalism, I
exploit aspects of America’s common currency. Martin Luther, William Levitt,
Adam Smith, Andy Warhol’s wig, Donald Trump’s penis and a long list of
overlooked and forgotten historical constructs all play a roll in this structural
exploration. I endeavor to use these elements to reorder and reinvest, to engage
the viewer in a dialog about the American Dream.