Artist: Noah Scalin | Location: Richmond, VA
Signal to Noise
December 3 - March 12, 2022
Noah Scalin’s work is about reorganizing the noise of American culture into recognizable signals – illuminating the people, moments, and objects that should be prioritized over the distracting spectacle of our society. By utilizing stickers and images of mass produced consumer goods and commercial advertising art in his collages and paintings Scalin asks the viewer to rethink the items that are normally taken for granted or overlooked in our lives.
The body of work on display was created between the upheavals of the 2016 election and its immediate aftermath; the racial reckoning of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd; and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They reflect the effects these events have had on our culture as a whole, but also on our mental health as individuals.
These pieces offer a view through the layers of the detritus of a life. The works speak to the distortions of memory that occur as we grow older as well as the solace that is also found in nostalgia (for better or worse). They highlight and acknowledge the constant bombardment of images and messages of popular culture that have shaped our worldview growing up and continue to shape them today.
Join us for an opening reception on Friday, December 3rd from 6-8PM to enjoy refreshments during the first look at the artwork. The show will be on display through March 12th, 2022 and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM-5PM.
Note: This exhibition finished hanging on March 12, 2022.
Noah Scalin is creator of the Webby Award winning project Skull-A-Day and the collaborative science fiction universe & performance art project League of Space Pirates. Noah was the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business and his fine art has been exhibited internationally, including installations in Times Square, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Mütter Museum. His work has been commissioned by Old Navy, Capital One, and Goodwill and has been featured in the Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, USA Today, and the New York Times. Noah is also the author of six books and a sought after consultant and keynote speaker on creativity and innovation.Artist Website