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Press Release for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MOCA’s UNF Gallery Exhibits Noted Atlanta Artist

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2102

The UNF Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Department of Art and Design present "Backdoor Formalism," featuring the work of Atlanta-based artist, Scott Ingram.


"Backdoor Formalism": will be on display from Thursday, May 22, to Sunday, Aug. 24. A free reception to meet the artist will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 22, at MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF.


The exhibition provides commentary on art and architecture in human environments. Ingram often appropriates images from postcards, color plates, books, and catalogs and uses conventional materials such as wood, limestone and sheetrock. Based in an American aesthetic, his range of work includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography, as well as functional objects.


Growing up in the Midwest, Ingram was heavily influenced by the great modern architects of Chicago. While working as an art installer at the Des Moines Art Center and later for the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ingram developed an in-depth understanding of contemporary art within the context of architecture.


Ingram has been exhibiting for more than 18 years and has been included in exhibitions around the United States, as well as Spain and Canada. Most recently, he showed at Solomon Projects, an Emily Amy Gallery in Atlanta, and the Ann Kustera Gallery in New York, as well as Florida Atlantic University, Auburn University and the New Art Dealers Alliance art fair at Art Basel, Miami. His work is collected by numerous private and corporate collections, as well as the High Museum of Art. In July, his second solo exhibition of 2014, "Blue Collar Modernism," opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. More information and art can be found at his website .


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.