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Carlton Scott Sturgill

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The Bridle Creek Casket, 2008 Reclaimed Barn Wood, Vintage Hinges, Screws, And Square Cut Nails, Manila Rope, Ralph Lauren Fabric 20 X 80 X 28 In / 51 X 203 X 71 Cm
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The Bridle Creek Casket, detail, 2008 Reclaimed Barn Wood, Vintage Hinges, Screws, And Square Cut Nails, Manila Rope, Ralph Lauren Fabric 20 X 80 X 28 In / 51 X 203 X 71 Cm
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The Bridle Creek Casket, detail, 2008 Reclaimed Barn Wood, Vintage Hinges, Screws, And Square Cut Nails, Manila Rope, Ralph Lauren Fabric 20 X 80 X 28 In / 51 X 203 X 71 Cm
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The Heritage Pointe Spray, 2008 Ralph Lauren Shirts, Reclaimed Barn Wood, Wire, Floral Tape 30 X 20 X 12 In / 76 X 51 X 30 Cm
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The Heritage Pointe Spray, detail, 2008 Ralph Lauren Shirts, Reclaimed Barn Wood, Wire, Floral Tape 30 X 20 X 12 In / 76 X 51 X 30 Cm
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Afterlifestyle Ad (Embroidered Jacket), 2008 Acrylic Ink On Erased Magazine Page 16 X 11 In / 40 X 28 Cm
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CallMePoppie, 2008 Ralph Lauren Brand Paint Chip Samples On Panel 17.5 X 17.5 In / 44 X 44 Cm
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UtSexloversGroup, 2007 Ralph Lauren Brand Paint Chip Samples On Panel 10 X 15 In / 24 X 38 Cm
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Self-Pleasure (#1), 2005 Ralph Lauren Brand Paint Chip Samples On Panel 48 X 48 In / 122 X 122 Cm
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Laura
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Seven Decorating Schemes (Detail)
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Seven Decorating Schemes
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Easy Going (Detail)
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The Heritage Pointe Spray (detail)
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© Courtesy of the artist & Pelavin Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Birth year
1971
Lives in
Brooklyn, New York
Works in
Brooklyn, New York
Tags
erotic, secrets, sexuality, mosaic, suburbia, layered, mixed-media, installation, figurative, conceptual, sculpture
Statement
info

 

Born in 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Carlton Scott Sturgill received a BFA from the University of Cincinnati and MA from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London.  Although he now lives outside of the Queen City, Sturgill's work continues to be shaped by the bedroom communities surrounding his hometown; an area so concerned with clean living the Larry Flynt's Hustler magazine was banned from sale within the city limits for over twenty years and an exhibition of Robert Maplethorpe's photographs sparked an obscenity trial.

 

Working with materials taken from the landscape of American suburbia, such as paint chip samples from Home Depot and designer clothing from the all-American company Ralph Lauren, Sturgill creates works that examine shifting notions of privacy, sexuality and mortality within an increasingly brand-conscious society.  His paintings, mosaics, and sculptures scratch the surface of suburban pretense, exploring the compulsion to veil both our desires and our fears behind the facade of a commoditized version of the American Dream.

 

Carlton Scott Sturgill has exhibited in North American and Europe.  He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

 

 

 

 

education

 

 

2005                 MA, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

2002                 BFA, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

professional experience

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2009                 "Re:Ralph" Eye Level BQE Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008                 "Afterlifestyle" Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2006                 “A Private View” Toni Heath Gallery, London, UK

2004                 “Backyard Games” York Street Gallery, Newport, KY

2003                 “HEADLINE: 1971-2003” SSNOVA Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2009                 "Brooklyn Artillery" Eye Level BQE Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009                 "INTRO SHOW" MadArts Studios Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009                 "Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show" Indiana University SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN

2009                 "The Dirty Show 10" Bert's Warehouse Theatre, Detroit, MI

2008                 "Square Foot" AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2007                 “Reconfigured” The Basement Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2007                 “Private Prop.” The Residence Gallery, London, UK

2007                 “AmericaAltered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2007                 “Open 07” Bow Arts Trust, London, UK

2007                 “Anonymous Drawing 4” blütenweiss, Berlin, Germany

2007                 “The Dirty Show 8” Bert’s Warehouse Theatre, Detroit, MI

2007                 “Disposable Fetish” Nunnery Gallery, London, UK

2006                 “Open 06” Bow Arts Trust, London, UK

2005                 “A Moment In Time” Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2005                 “artbelowzero˚” Westbourne Studios, London, UK

2005                 “MA Shows 05” Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

2005                 “American Elusive” Lounge Gallery, London, UK

2005                 “Big Makes Me Feel Good” Triangle Space, London, UK

2004                 “heartFELT” Northern Kentucky University Gallery, Highland Heights, KY

2003                 “A Very American X-mas” The Mockbee Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2002                 “StudioWorks II: Directors’ Choice” Reed Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2002                 “DAAPWorks” University of Cincinnati Gallery, Cincinnati, OH