September First Friday: Scott Pennington on the Viaduct
First Friday on September 2nd, 2016 will feature an expansion of NAPOLEON’s exhibitions.
Electro-Duct by Scott Pennington, a one-night installation on the Reading viaduct directly across from 319 North 11th Street, will be viewable and visitable from 6pm – 10pm.
Scott Pennington is a Baltimore-based artist specializing in large-scale participatory installation and sculptural assemblage works. Drawing upon his background as a furniture and cabinet-maker, Pennington utilizes woodworking and construction techniques to create colorful, detailed works of art that engage varied audiences and invigorate public spaces. Pennington’s work suggests a tangible yet illusory reality that examines labor, consumer culture, the pursuit of simple pleasures, and nostalgic human connections both genuine and manufactured.
The Reading viaduct installation “Electro-Duct” employs the hypnotic and seductive energy of carnival rides, old-school roadside signage, and the Vegas-Style marquee in a reaction to the surrounding industrial architecture of the viaduct. The animated beacon imposes itself into the preexisting industrial environment of the railroad, warmly inviting the viewer to accept its momentary presence as a part of the landscape.
For more information on Scott Pennington click HERE
Photo by Kyle Bergner