Museum of Contemporary Art

Scott Reeder

01 Nov 2011 - 24 Jan 2012

© Scott Reeder
Pink Still Life, 2009
Courtesy Daniel Reich Gallery, NY.
Chicago Works
1 November, 2011 – 24 January, 2012

Scott Reeder’s first solo museum exhibition includes new figurative paintings in the style of his idiosyncratic anthropomorphic foods, fruits, and plants smoking cigarettes or enacting the myths of Sisyphus and Narcissus, for example, and his most recent body of abstract paintings made with cooked and raw spaghetti. Reeder’s faux-naïve approach complicates the gravitas of his subject, namely the history of painting, and the macho, academic nature of much of that history, with saccharine colors, atypical materials, such as pasta, and oddball subjects. At the same time, his work challenges established tastes and values. Reeder creates a large-scale, site-specific wall painting from his abstract spaghetti series for the second floor lobby wall and screens his first feature-length film, “Moon Dust,” a futuristic story of a failing resort located on the moon.

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

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