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Scott Hug:
A Current Affair

It’s an all New York showcase at Locust Projects this Art Basel Miami Beach. Scott Hug, showing in the main space, presents 40 larger-than- life “Page 6 Head” portraits. In conjunction with the opening on November 11th, 7-11 pm, Hug will launch his renowned publication K48 and is constructing a platform on which New York band Mirror Mirror will play at the second opening during “Art Loves Design” on December 9th, 7-11pm.  In addition, Hug’s work will be backed up in the project room by sculptures and wall works by Jesse Bercowetz and Matt Bua.  Known for their sprawling site- specific installations, Bercowetz and Bua create a layered and even chaotic sensory experience. These artists will be on view November 11- December 28, 2006.

Scott Hug is known for working at the intersection of politics, pop culture, and media sensationalism, always employing the keen eye and clean lines of high end graphic designers and political propagandists. In drawings, collages wall treatments, and installations, he employs satire to engage American politics, global social events and the logic of celebrity culture. “A Current Affair” is in the main space at Locust Projects this November. Hug will present a series of portraits of  “Page 6 Heads” including celebrities Woody Allen and Nick Lache underlined with footnotes “Bored by 9/11” and “Tight Leash” respectively. A mirrored stage will feature band Mirror Mirror, scheduled for a one- evening performance during the opening event on Saturday, December 9th. This will coincide with the first-ever Miami launch of Hug's zine K48, which has become as synonymous with the up-and-coming generation of artists- as Tom Lawson's Real Life magazine once was for the appropriationists of the mid-1980s.

Scott Hug is exhibiting courtesy of John Connelly Presents, NY and Matt Bua and Jesse Bercowetz are exhibiting courtesy of Derek Eller, NYC, The Happy Lion, L.A. and Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne.


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