Michael Scoggins has been announced as the next Diane Marek Visiting Artist at the Cress Gallery of Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
He will be on campus Monday-Friday, Oct. 14-18, and will present a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Room 356 of the UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. That presentation will be followed by a reception and the exhibit opening in the lobby.
"A Day in the Life" will remain on view through Friday, Dec. 6. In his works, Scoggins objectifies paper materials common to communication and thought, most prominently the pages of the spiral-bound notebook that he meticulously re-creates by hand at colossal scale. On these, Scoggins draws and scrawls often in the guise of his childhood alter-ego "Michael S," appropriating not just popular imagery but written thought to open discussion about cultural ideals and biases.
In Gallery II, "The World of Andy Warhol" is on exhibit. The Polaroids and gelatin-silver photographs by the master of pop art are from the UTC permanent collection of art, a gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation in 2007.
Gallery admission is free. For more information, visit www.cressgallery.org.