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Gallery 72’s Opens New Exhibition Featuring the Work of Artist Michael Scoffield

“Deep Crevice with Anomalies” by Michael Scoffield – Acrylic and texture on canvas – 60”x 48” – 2019

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is excited to host artist Michael Scoffield’s exhibition, “When Shallow is Deep and Other Musings”, Thursday August 8, 2019.

Scoffield’s artwork takes a critical view of social, political, and cultural issues. Often referencing professional sports, his work explores the varying relationships between the Black community, sports media, and its industry. Scoffield art reproduces familiar visual signs such as objects, drawings and paintings, while using a variety of materials and processes in each project.

Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects, the works are linked by recurring formal concerns and through subject matter. Scoffield’s subject matter is determined by the materials and forms of the work. Multiple works are often produced consisting of different media, centered around specific themes and meanings.

Please join the City of Atlanta in celebrating this unique and talented artist. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, please contact the gallery curator, Kevin Sipp, for more information at 404-546-3220 or [email protected].

About the Artist

Michael Scoffield is a native of Tennessee, where he attended Fisk University and received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Fine Art. While at Fisk, he studied under such noted artists as Aaron Douglas, Martin Puryear, and David Driskell. Later, he attended Georgia State University where he received a Masters in Fine Art.