In his first solo show in New York, titled If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long, Scott Campbell presents a series of his trademark cut currency work and three-dimensional pieces, alongside prints and hologram paintings at the Oh Wow Gallery. His subject matter and iconography translate blue-collar grit and the lore of tattoo culture.
Along with the currency series, Campbell will exhibit a collection of hologram paintings–using a unique process–that resemble chipped carnival mirrors or nicotine stained rainbows. The imagery borrows from working-class escapism, and Campbell is fluent with this dialect. The work pays homage to the thousands of stories Campbell has committed to flesh in an eloquent narrative of hopes and distractions.