Scott Hug


On view now at John Connelly Presents is the solo exhibition “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late,” by New York-based artist Scott Hug. For the show, Hug is presenting a new body of paintings, sculpture, video and text-based work that continues his interest in the media, pop culture and politics. The artist appropriates images from media sources like Time Magazine and The New York Post in order to highlight the public’s obsession with celebrity news. One series contains headshots of celebrities taken from the New York Post’s Page Six gossip columns, reduced to a two color screen print and coupled with self help phrases such as, “Get Well Soon” and “Too Much Stress.” Hug received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters in communication design from Pratt Institute. The artist has exhibited with Deitch Projects, D’Amelio Terras, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, and The Kitchen in NYC. Hug appeared in a review in the New York Times which featured his collaborative exhibition with Michael Magnan at John Connelly Presents in 2004.