Scott Hunt’s finely-wrought figurative charcoal drawings mix the monumental with the prosaic, the dramatic with the quotidian. By combining imagery from discarded snapshots, Hunt creates mysterious, funny, and often unsettling narrative works that resist conclusive interpretation.
American cultural identity is the general theme of this new exhibition of drawings, God is an American. Pivoting somewhat from the narrative aspect of much of his previous work, this group of drawings takes a more allegorical approach and often incorporates iconography of the American “Wild West,” using that mythology to consider current social and political trends in the U.S.
Scott Hunt is the recipient of Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Solo exhibitions of his work have been mounted in Berlin, Paris, and New York and his drawings are in many international private collections, as well as in the permanent collection of contemporary art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. This is Hunt’s first solo exhibition with New Art Projects, London.