Scott Ingram, Installation view of “Blue Collar Modernism,” 2014.

Scott Ingram


Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Scott Ingram’s “Blue Collar Modern­ism” included collage sketches, paintings, and sculptural installations that underscore his interest in modern architecture and functional building materials. Following the exhibition title, the work made a promise to explore aspects of Mod­ern­ism that are often conflated and at times contradictory—on the one hand, our economic, social, and cultural condition after the rise of industrialization and urbanization; and on the other, a set of aesthetic codes generally associated in the U.S. with Clement Greenberg, though conjured up here by Ingram’s wall-text references to Jackson Pollock and Abstract Expressionism, De Stijl, Alvar Aalto, Irving Gill, Mies van der Rohe, and Eero Saarinen…see the entire review in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine