Happy Birthday, Scott Campbell

Posted by The G on May 13, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Scott Campbell.

Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell

Happy birthday to artist Scott Campbell.  He began his art career as a tattoo artist, leaving permanent marks on the likes of Marc Jacobs and Sting and then he made the leap into galleries.  His works need to be seen to be believed.  He is known to take stacks of uncut sheets of dollar bills and carve very intricate designs out of them (as you can see above).  I’ve seen his art in both Los Angeles and New York and I’ve been blown away each time.  If you are in the New York area, you can see his work in a group exhibit called “Blankness is Not a Void,” at Marc Jancou Contemporary (located at 524 West 24th Street in Manhattan).  Happy birthday Scott!

“Blankness is not a Void” by Scott Campbell, Steven Parrino and Raymond Pettibon

Posted by The G on May 8, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Scott Campbell, Steven Parrino and Raymond Pettibon (respectively).

Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell

Marc Jancou Contemporary in New York is now showing an exhibit of works by Scott Campbell, Steven Parrino and Raymond Pettibon entitled “Blankness is not a Void.”  I am a big fan of all three artists so I was very excited to check out this exhibit.  Of course, all the works from these three tremendously talented artists are great, but as I persued the gallery, I was struggling to figure out a cohesive reason for the grouping of these works together.  The press release advises “the show encourages viewers to re-examine America’s ‘low’ culture.”  Perhaps because I am constantly thinking of it, the theme went over my head, but as I said before, the art is great and it’s definitely worth a visit.

Steven Parrino

Steven Parrino

Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon

“Blankness is not a Void” by Scott Campbell, Steven Parrino and Raymond Pettibon is showing at Marc Jancou Contemporary (located at 524 West 24th Street in Manhattan) until June 4, 2011.  Don’t miss it!

An Encounter with Artist Scott Campbell

Posted by The G on April 4, 2011 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Scott Campbell and Geoffrey Dicker

Scott Campbell and Geoffrey Dicker

Sometimes even I don’t believe my uncanny sense of timing.  I went to Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago and one of the first exhibits I went to see was Scott Campbell’s “Noblesse Oblige” show at the Oh Wow Gallery (which runs until April 22, 2011 and is a must see!).  I was with my Dad and we loved it when we saw it in person and days later we were talking about how glad we were to have seen it.  One of the highlights of the show are these stacks of uncut sheets of dollar bills that Scott Campbell carves all kinds of intricate designs into.  Flash forward a week later when I was at the opening for Marilyn Minter’s exhibit “Paintings from the 80s” (which runs until the end of April) at the Team Gallery in New York and I spotted Scott Campbell in the crowd!  I told him the above story and he was so cool to talk to.  Thanks again Scott both for a great experience and for making such great art!

“Noblesse Oblige” by Scott Campbell

Posted by The G on March 24, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Scott Campbell.

Nobless Oblige by Scott Campbell at the Oh Wow Gallery in Los Angeles. Now showing through April 22, 2011.

When I first saw the work of Scott Campbell last year in New York, I was blown away.  I’d never seen anything like it before.  It was my good timing that I happened to be in Los Angeles to see the inagural event at the Ohwow Gallery which is “Noblesse Oblige” by Scott Campbell.  As you can see above, Scott Campbell, a world renouned tattoo artist, carves intriciate designs into stacks of dollar bills (in a portion of the exhibit) and at the very least, the works will leave you saying “Oh Wow!” repeatedly as you walk through the gallery.

Sorry About That!

Like I’ve said before, there is no way you can see all the detail in these pictures, so I urge you to stop by the Ohwow Gallery and feast your eyes on these wonderful works of art.

After the jump, see a final photo of one of my favorite works in this exhibit. The Ohwow Gallery is located at 937 North La Cienega in Los Angeles.  “Noblesse Oblige” by Scott Campbell runs until April 22, 2011.

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If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long by Scott Campbell

Posted by The G on May 1, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Scott Campbell.

If You Don't Belong, Don't Be Long by Scott Campbell. Now showing at the Ohwow Gallery in NYC!

If you are in the New York area, you’ll want to check out tattoo artist Scott Campbell‘s solo exhibition at the Ohwow Gallery in Soho.  As the name of the gallery suggests, I walked inside and said “Oh Wow!” as I examined the amazing works by Scott Campbell.  In many of the pieces (as you’ll see), he took stacks (and I’d say each stack is approximately $300 – $500) of one dollar bills and carved all kinds of cool stuff in them.  Scott Campbell has already tattooed the rich and famous (Sting, Courtney Michelle, Marc Jacobs and Josh Hartnett) and now he has his first show in New York.  You can read an article about the artist and the exhibition here.  The exhibit runs through May 30, 2010, so don’t miss out!

Ass, Gas or Grass

See more pictures from this cool exhibit after the break.

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