Nashville, Tennessee
Contemporary Art Gallery

237 Rep. John Lewis Way N. 37219
Tuesday–Saturday 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.







Scott Andresen


Solo Exhibition, Beyond Repair, 2022

Scott Andresen is a visual artist who lives and works in New Orleans, LA. His collage and mixed-media based works explore the theme of repair by process of affixing translucent fabric to canvas, creating dimensionality and a subtle relief on the surface of the canvas. Andresen then employs a tedious process of stitching and tinsmithing. This creation and subsequent binding-of-wounds which occurs in each piece reflects the tragic beauty of the Sisyphean task of restoration in the face of entropy.

“My current work explores the nature of repair and other therapeutic actions; more specifically how such actions have consequences both intended and unintended. Using a variety of manually driven processes the work hovers between two-dimensional abstraction and physical representation. Each piece goes through the separate phases of construction, destruction and reparation. The resultant rapair process can become so physicallsy invasive and disruptive that the viewer may feel a mixture of empathy, unease, or even futility towards the actions taken.”

Andresen received his MFA from Yale University and BA from Hunter College. He has shown at Jack Tilton Gallery, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Exit Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, and The Bronx Museum. He has attended residencies at Black Rock Senegal, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council while also receiving fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Andresen’s work can be found in the permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art and Museum of Arts & Design in NYC. Scott is an Associate Professor at the LSU School of Art.

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