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Art May, 1 2010

Scott Campbell “If You Don’t Belong Don’t Be Long” – Exhibition Recap

OHWOW presents yet another great exhibition, after having a series of outstanding events during Art Basel Miami and recently showing the new Neckface exhibition. This time they present Scott Campbell’s “If You Don’t Belong Don’t Be Long” in New York.

The artist is best known for his work with dollar bills and the precision of his work is once again also in this exhibition what stands out and impresses most.

“Scott Campbell’s new art exhibition If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long takes his traditional tattoo aesthetic and forces it onto a medium that most artists wouldn’t think of, let alone afford. Taking the kindergarten snowflake cutouts of your youth to an unprecedented extreme, the bulk of Scott’s exhibit displays stacked, freshly minted US one dollar bills carved out with an Epilog laser to create three-dimensional skulls, human hearts, and a (assumingly) life sized image of the grim reaper himself. Along with his macabre subject matter are equally impressive carvings written in a wispy, traditional tattoo hand style, as well as Scott’s lesser-known two dimensional holographic paintings.”

Many more images from the exhibition opening follow after the jump.

Via OC.

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