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Featured artist to speak at Elmhurst Art Museum

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 6:20 p.m. CDT
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Artist Adam Scott applied Inkjet and Xerox prints, acrylic polymer, silica dust and mica dust on canvas to create this piece titled "Lustro" which is featured at the Elmhurst Art Museum through August 18.

ELMHURST – One of the Chicago-based artists featured in an Elmhurst Art Museum summer exhibit will explain his new artwork at the museum this month.

An associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Adam Scott took a new direction with his work featured in "FRAGMENT: Sampling the Modern" exhibit at the Elmhurst Art Museum. The exhibit also includes work by Leslie Baum, Diana Guerrero-Maciá and Jessica Labatte.

Scott uses souvenir postcards, album covers, commercial packaging, cartoon characters and advertisements as raw material for his collage-based work. He then manipulates the images through copies, clear polymer and spray paint among other treatments. In this way he translates material products of American culture into dynamic abstract compositions.

Scott will explain his work at 6:30 p.m. July 26 at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Avenue. Admission to the event is free. Scott's artwork can be viewed during regular museum hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed Monday.

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