Sue Scott Gallery Presents David Shapiro: Money Is No Object


NEW YORK, NY.- Sue Scott Gallery presents a solo exhibition of the resulting work, David Shapiro: Money Is No Object, on view from May 7 through June 19, 2011 in conjunction with the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for a New City. The exhibition consists of 12 vellum scrolls on which Shapiro meticulously and tenderly rendered thousands of bills, checks, stubs, and receipts with pen and ink, color pencil and gouache. Each scroll — some up to 30 feet in length — contains one month’s worth of bills. Conceived as a year-long drawing, Money is No Object manages to slow down the world by painstakingly scrutinizing the banal details and monotony of modern life. Redrawing account numbers and bar codes — humanized with handmade mistakes — the work reveals pathos, unforeseen rhythms, rituals and beauty, as it strives to reclaim a fill-in-the-blank life from the forces of corporate reduction. While t