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SYDNOR SCHOLER

 

 

 

 

 

DRAWINGS

 

 

 

I AM A PRACTICING ARCHITECT IN BOSTON, MA

 

EDUCATION:

 

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

2010-2012

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE

 

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

2004-2008

BA IN ARCHITECTURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

ST. LOUIS XXIX JURIED ART SHOW, 2013

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENT

 

SILENCE AND NOISE JURIED ART SHOW, 2014

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENT

 

PICTURE OF HEALTH JURIED ART SHOW, 2014

 

REGIONAL SUMMER JURIED ART EXHIBITION, 2014

 

GOOD AND EVIL JURIED ART SHOW, 2014

 

ST. LOUIS XXX JURIED ART SHOW, 2014

 

WHITEOUT: WORKS ON PAPER BY SYDNOR SCHOLER

PAUL DIETRICH GALLERY, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rather than considering my drawings as pieces of art (and me being the “artist”), I think of them as speculative responses to the question of what happens when information/language is stripped of meaning. My work attempts to reframe images of language into new contexts.  

 

At first, I found myself working with the graphic styles of architectural drawing, but I was using the symbols and lines purely as compositional elements.  This got me interested in starting with existing structures with imbedded meaning.  Recently, I have been working with the tools, products and processes of the workplace, particularly the architecture workplace.   

 

I think the structure of charts, graphs, spreadsheets and forms are intriguing because anything contained within them is assumed important and significant. First, I create a structure for the drawing, or I work with an existing structure (such as the text of a receipt). Then, I create successive disruptions.  This allows me to work  to remove meaning from them, such as with the Business Cards and Receipts.  Currently, with the Grid and Notes series, I create an entirely imagined structure, so what may appear as information has never actually portrayed or represented information.  


In all these drawings, I’m studying how one act in a drawing compromises others.  I also like to work in series, which means working with the same type of structure several times.