Scott Reeder

Images

Scott Reeder, Sisyphus Ice Cream, 2010. Oil on linen; 38 × 28 in. (96.5 × 71.1 cm), Courtesy of the artist and Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy.
Scott Reeder, Untitled, 2011, Installation view, MCA Chicago, 2011, Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Commission, 2012.8. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago|Berlin.
Scott Reeder, Pink Still Life, 2009. Oil on linen; 23 × 27 in. (58.4 × 68.6 cm), Courtesy of the artist and Daniel Reich Gallery, New York.
Scott Reeder, Suicidal Shape (study in red), 2009. Oil on canvas; 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm), Courtesy of the artist and Daniel Reich Gallery, New York.
Scott Reeder, Narcissus Cop, 2010. Oil on linen; 43 × 36 in. (109.2 × 91.4 cm), Courtesy of the artist and Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy.
Scott Reeder, Untitled, 2010. Enamel and acrylic on canvas; 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm), Courtesy of the artist, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, and Kavi Gupta, Chicago│Berlin.

About

Scott Reeder’s first solo museum exhibition features new paintings in his signature idiosyncratic style. These works include his anthropomorphic fruits and plants smoking cigarettes alongside his most recent abstract paintings made with cooked and raw spaghetti. Reeder’s approach complicates the gravitas of his subject—namely the history, styles, and traditions of painting—with saccharine colors and atypical subjects while challenging established tastes and preconceptions of value.

For this exhibition, Reeder also created a large-scale, site-specific wall painting from his abstract spaghetti series for the second-floor lobby wall. An excerpt from his first feature-length film, Moon Dust, a futuristic story of a failing resort located on the moon, is screened at the MCA on January 24, 2012.

This exhibition is curated by MCA Pamela Alper Associate Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm.

Installation Images

Scott Reeder, Untitled (work-in-progress), 2011. Installation view, MCA Chicago, Oct 10, 2011. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Commission, 2012.8. Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago | Berlin. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Scott Reeder, Untitled (work-in-progress), 2011. Installation view, MCA Chicago, Oct 10, 2011. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Commission, 2012.8. Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago | Berlin. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Scott Reeder, Untitled (work-in-progress), 2011. Installation view, MCA Chicago, Oct 10, 2011. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Commission, 2012.8. Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago | Berlin. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Scott Reeder, Untitled (work-in-progress), 2011. Installation view, MCA Chicago, Oct 10, 2011. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Commission, 2012.8. Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago | Berlin. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Scott Reeder, Untitled (work-in-progress), 2011. Installation view, MCA Chicago, Oct 10, 2011. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Commission, 2012.8. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago|Berlin.
Scott Reeder, Untitled (work-in-progress), 2011. Installation view, MCA Chicago, Oct 10, 2011. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Commission, 2012.8. Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago | Berlin. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Scott Reeder, Untitled (work-in-progress), 2011. Installation view, MCA Chicago, Oct 10, 2011. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Commission, 2012.8. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago|Berlin.
Scott Reeder, Untitled (work-in-progress), 2011. Installation view, MCA Chicago, Oct 10, 2011. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Commission, 2012.8. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Chicago Works: Scott Reeder, MCA Chicago, Nov 1, 2011–Jan 24, 2012. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Chicago Works: Scott Reeder, MCA Chicago, Nov 1, 2011–Jan 24, 2012. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Chicago Works: Scott Reeder, MCA Chicago, Nov 1, 2011–Jan 24, 2012. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Chicago Works: Scott Reeder, MCA Chicago, Nov 1, 2011–Jan 24, 2012. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.