Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:00 to Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 17:00
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 04:15

John Scott's Dark CommanderIn coarse black lines, hand-scratched metal, fragmented text and visceral color, Canadian artist John Scott traces the trajectory of heavy industry, high technology, military might and maniacal folly as they clear-cut their way through blighted landscapes and a besieged human psyche. From his working-class roots, the self-aware and wry-humored Scott has remained consistent and eerily prescient in raw-edged drawings and found-object installations that plot a vector from Space Age optimism — mankind’s ‘‘ giant leap’’ in the 20th century — to the nihilism of unceasing war and terror in the 21st. In just over 35 years we’ve gone from the Voyager spacecraft to the Predator drone, and all along John Scott seems to have seen this new reality coming.