ArtNow! with Scott Treleaven
Tuesday, October 23, 6pm-7pm
$10 for nonmembers, free for members (includes light snacks and refreshments)
ArtNow! gives you the opportunity to engage with wildly disparate practices collectively known as “the art of our time” during this playful lecture series. Although neither a practitioner nor a believer, artist Scott Treleaven has nevertheless created an expansive body of work examining occult symbology’s effect on modernism, counterculture, queerness, and its perpetual resurgence in contemporary art and culture. In this autobiographical lecture, illustrated with images from the artist’s work over the past 20 years, Treleaven questions whether or not, in an era of extreme irrationality, it might be time to finally put old ghosts to rest.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Scott Treleaven first came to prominence two decades ago as a contributor to the North American gay punk scene, and was known for his collages, films and zines. His new work is culled from ritualism and automatic writing, while pointedly retaining aspects of an obscurantist collage process. His work has been shown at MoMA, The Warhol Museum, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, ICA Philadelphia, Palais de Tokyo and more. Scott Treleaven’s “Animal Chapel” is currently on view in “Blessed Be: Mysticism, Spirituality and the Occult in Contemporary Art” at MOCA Tucson.