Hatch Art Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of recent works by local artist Scott Northrup in "I WAS RIGHT HERE THE WHOLE TIME". Join us for the Artist's Opening Reception, Saturday, October 3rd 6-10pm.
Dates to Remember:
Gallery Hours, Saturday, October 10th 1-6pm
Third Thursday, October 15th 6-9pm
Gallery Hours, Saturday, October 17th 1-6pm
Gallery Hours, Saturday, October 24th 1-6pm
Artists Talk 2pm
Gallery Hours, Saturday, October 31st 1-6pm
"I am most interested in big abstract questions of romance, loss, and longing, especially the feelings that we secretly harbor for one another. My work explores this through personal and collective memories, actual and constructed experiences, and the tangling and untangling of the very loose threads that connect us — the real and the unreal. I often employ found objects and appropriated imagery and text, which are preloaded with history and meaning, as a form of cultural shorthand toward my personal visual vocabulary. This is both an attempt to communicate with others and to fill in the blanks of memory and persona. The inclusion of religious and popular iconography in my work takes into account these parallel forms of worship while aiming at a larger sense of function and design in our daily lives. Through the construction of self-portraits, personal landmarks, and mash notes to the American Dream, I am self- mythologizing, exploring objects and actions that might seem remarkably unremarkable on their own. I see this as a form of transubstantiation, in that through my intervention with these common objects, I might bring something to light that was secreted there all along."
Scott Northrup was born and raised in Metro Detroit. He earned his BFA at the Center for Creative Studies (Detroit; 1992) and his MA in Media Studies from The New School (New York; 2003).
Northrupʼs varied body of work includes film, video, assemblage, collage, photography, handmade books, and other non-traditional media. His work has shown in galleries, museums and alternative spaces including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, NYC), the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD, Detroit), vOID (NYC), Gesamtkunstwerk Projectraum/Butter (Miami), The NʼNamdi Center for Contemporary Art (Detroit), and the Max M. Fisher Music Center (Detroit). His experimental films and video installations have been official selections of the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF, Ann Arbor, MI), Media City (MC, Canada), Dlectricity (Detroit), and the Detroit Design Festival (DDF, Detroit), among others. He has curated film and video exhibitions for galleries and alternative spaces including the Detroit Fringe Festival at the Music Hall (Detroit; 2009) and has served on the Board of Directors for House of Toast (HOT, Canada) and the Education Committee for the AAFF (Detroit).
Northrup has received state and private grant funding toward video projects with youth support groups and art therapy programs within the Henry Ford Health System (Detroit; 1994, 2006) and volunteered with Ground Hero Kids (NYC, 2001). Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Entertainment Arts at the College for Creative Studies focusing on filmmaking and experimental media.