Noah Scalin

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“Disillusioned III (after Guernica)”

“Disillusioned III (after Guernica)”

Stickers on panel 36 x 24 in 2018 $2,800

“Disillusioned II”

“Disillusioned II”

Stickers on panel, 36 x 24 in 2018   $2800

“Disillusioned I”

“Disillusioned I”

Stickers on panel 12 x 16 in. 2018   $1,000

“Small-headed Flycatcher”

“Small-headed Flycatcher”

Stickers on panel, 18 x 24 in. 2018 $1800

Carbonated Swamp Warbler”

Carbonated Swamp Warbler”

Stickers on panel 24 x 18 in. 2018   $1800

"Blue Mountain Warbler"

"Blue Mountain Warbler"

Stickers on panel 24 x 18 in. 2018   $1800

InACoalMine

InACoalMine

Stickers on panel, 18 x 24 in. 2018 $1800

“Polarized I”

“Polarized I”

Stickers on panel, 20 x 20 in. 2018 $1,300

“The Problem We All Still Live With”

“The Problem We All Still Live With”

Stickers on panel 48 x 36in.  2018 $8000

“Californian Turkey Vulture”

“Californian Turkey Vulture”

Stickers on panel, 18 x 24 in. 2018 $2000

Witness-Jakarta

Witness-Jakarta

Stickers & acrylic on panel, 24 x 36 in. 2017   $3500

Witness-Bali

Witness-Bali

Stickers & acrylic on panel, 24 x 36 in. 2017   $3500

Capetown

Capetown

Stickers & acrylic on panel, 24 x 36 in. 2017   $3500

Einstein

Einstein

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Burned paper Sold

Edward Teller

Edward Teller

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Burned paper

Otto Frisch

Otto Frisch

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Burned paper

Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Burned paper Sold

Leo Szilard

Leo Szilard

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Burned paper

Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Burned paper Sold

Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Burned paper SOLD

Little Boy

Little Boy

20x30" Burned Paper sold

TuringDuo

TuringDuo

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Plexi ed. 6

Marie Curie

Marie Curie

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Plexi ed. 6

Darwin

Darwin

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Plexi ed. 6

Franklin

Franklin

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Plexi ed. 6

Tesla

Tesla

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Plexi ed. 6

Einstein

Einstein

35x56" (Diptych) Photo, Plexi ed. 6

 

of America - Noah Scalin

May 12 – June 5, 2018

Krause Gallery, NYC

of America is an intentionally unfinished sentence. It questions what defines being an American today and how the rest of the world perceives this country.

Commercially produced stickers provide a perfect medium for expressing the overwhelming visual noise of American culture. Layered, in a technique inspired by my daughter’s own explorations with stickers as a two-year-old, the chaotic interplay of familiar pop culture elements with the generic expressions of what it is to be a child in the 21st century becomes the tapestry out which I’m trying to form the counterpoint to the chaos.

There are several small bodies of work within this show:

Selections from the Witness sticker portrait series. The works in this exhibition feature images of children from around the world. They are the real faces of “the other” that has been vilified in modern day America. These are the embodiment of the supposedly terrifying foreign immigrants used as a symbol to sow division rather than connection, isolating us rather than connecting us to each other and the world beyond our borders.

Images inspired by plates from John James Audubon's famous tome Birds of America. Birds are unaware of borders, they freely fly over the tallest walls we build without any consideration for their meaning. From state birds to our national symbol of the Bald Eagle, America understands the power of the bird as a symbol of freedom.

Images inspired by historical & modern social activism. “The Problem We All Still Live With” is based on the famous photo of civil rights activist Ruby Bridges being escorted from school by federal marshals, after she became the first black child to attend the all-white elementary school in her hometown in 1960. Her bravery inspired the Norman Rockwell painting “The Problem We All Live With”.


Non-objective works. These pieces are a pure expression of the white noise of our modern American culture and my attempts to organize it. From swirling maelstroms to gradients that rise and fall, they are an exploration of what is possible with the medium.

benjamin@krausegallery.com         Wed - Sun: 12 - 6pm

149 Orchard St South, NY, NY 10002