Scott Treleaven

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Scott Treleaven (b. 1972, Canada) is considered a pivotal figure in 90s underground cinema and queer zine circles. The democratic tenants of these early practices continue to inform Treleaven’s conceptual and material choices, with collage functioning as a theoretical fulcrum: a gesture of insolence and serendipity, part of a perennial visual language of defiance. In Treleaven’s paintings and photographs the ‘cut-up’ is used to invoke the unruly entropic forces that herald possibility, upheaval and evolution; a strategy rooted in altered forms of consciousness, sexuality, neurodiversity, extreme experience, and the role of the imaginal social: specifically, recuperation of subcultural symbologies lost to commodification, and the restoration of l’esprit: the intrepid animating force. Focal points, linearity, narrative, spatial and temporal integrities are disrupted; through the cuts emerge meditations on perception, phenomenology, queer sublimity, utopianism, the aura of handmade objects, and the relocation of modernism and abstraction as sites of a transcendental, rather than purely formal, tradition.

Solo and group exhibitions include: FRONT International Triennial, Cleveland (2018); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2018); XYZ Collective, Tokyo (2018); MOCA Tucson, Arizona (2018); Cooper Cole, Toronto (2020, 2018, 2017); Invisible-Exports, New York (2018, 2015, 2013, 2011); The Suburban, Milwaukee (2017); 80WSE, New York (2016); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2014); ICA, Philadelphia (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); ICA London, UK (2012), and La Biennale de Montréal (2007). Treleaven’s zines are featured in publications including Showboat: Punk, Sex, Bodies (Dashwood 2016), The Magazine – Documents of Contemporary Art Series (MIT Press 2015), Queer Zines vol. 1 & 2 (Printed Matter, 2008, 2014), and In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955 (JRP Ringier 2009)

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Jackson Heights Cinema Syncretism

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Jackson Heights Cinema Syncretism, 2019

Acrylic, gouache and permanent crayon on canvas

25.6" X 21.3"
65.02cm X 54.1cm

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Coney Island Das

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Coney Island Das, 2020

Acrylic, gouache and permanent crayon on canvas

30" X 24"
76.2cm X 60.96cm

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To Dispel the Misery of the World

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To Dispel the Misery of the World, 2020

Acrylic, gouache and permanent crayon on canvas

38" X 36"
96.52cm X 91.44cm

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The Roaring Stream

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The Roaring Stream, 2020

Acrylic, gouache and permanent crayon on canvas

48" X 36"
121.92cm X 91.44cm

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NiteNiteKissKissLoveLove (for Gen)

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NiteNiteKissKissLoveLove (for Gen), 2020

Acrylic, gouache and permanent crayon on canvas

60" X 48"
152.4cm X 121.92cm

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Wish-Fulfilling Jewels (for J.Giorno)

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Wish-Fulfilling Jewels (for J.Giorno), 2020

Acrylic, gouache and permanent crayon on canvas

60" X 48"
152.4cm X 121.92cm

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Untitled (Mercury/kalanchoe)

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Untitled (Mercury/kalanchoe), 2017

Unique chromogenic photo collage, 35mm negative prints, archival tape, artist frame

4" X 7"
10.16cm X 17.78cm

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Untitled (yellow purple sunlight/books)

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Untitled (yellow purple sunlight/books), 2017

Unique photo collage from 35mm, negative prints, archival tape, artist frame

7" X 4"
17.78cm X 10.16cm

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Untitled (chair and white table/books, close up)

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Untitled (chair and white table/books, close up), 2017

Unique photo collage from 35mm, negative prints, archival tape, artist frame

7" X 4"
17.78cm X 10.16cm

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Untitled (reversed canvas/sleeping blue parakeet)

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Untitled (reversed canvas/sleeping blue parakeet), 2018

Unique photo collage from 35mm, negative prints, archival tape, artist frame

7" X 4"
17.78cm X 10.16cm

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Untitled (purple orange sky/Venice foyer)

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Untitled (purple orange sky/Venice foyer), 2017

Unique photo collage from 35mm, negative prints, archival tape, artist frame

4" X 7"
10.16cm X 17.78cm

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Untitled (studio floor/Mercury sandal)

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Untitled (studio floor/Mercury sandal), 2018

Unique photo collage from 35mm, negative prints, archival tape, artist frame

7" X 4"
17.78cm X 10.16cm

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Untitled (confetti in Venice Biennale gutter/oak leaves)

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Untitled (confetti in Venice Biennale gutter/oak leaves), 2017

Unique photo collage from 35mm negative prints, archival tape, artist frame

7" X 4"
17.78cm X 10.16cm

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Untitled (wrapped antiquities/Paul’s wall)

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Untitled (wrapped antiquities/Paul’s wall), 2018

Unique photo collage from 35mm, negative prints, archival tape, artist frame

7" X 4"
17.78cm X 10.16cm

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Untitled (curved water/Spanish Steps)

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Untitled (curved water/Spanish Steps), 2018

Unique photo collage from 35mm, negative prints, archival tape, artist frame

7" X 4"
17.78cm X 10.16cm

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Untitled (Mercury, in profile)

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Untitled (Mercury, in profile), 2017

C-print from 35mm double-exposure

Edition of 3, 2 AP

34" X 25"
86.36cm X 63.5cm

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Untitled

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Untitled, 2017

Inkjet

Edition of 1, 1 AP

Diptych, 21.75 x 14.25 in each

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Before Become Extinct

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Before Become Extinct, 2017

Gouache, acrylic and collage on paper

8 1/4" X 6 1/4"
20.32cm X 15.24cm

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The Seeding Ship

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The Seeding Ship, 2017

Gouache and acrylic on paper

Diptych

41.5" X 81"
105.41cm X 205.74cm

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Whales Over the Tuileries Hedge Maze

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Whales Over the Tuileries Hedge Maze, 2017

Gouache, acrylic and collage on paper

Diptych

98" X 73"
248.92cm X 185.42cm

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Last Chance to See

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Last Chance to See, 2016

Gouache, acrylic and collage on paper

Diptych

41.5" X 81"
105.41cm X 205.74cm

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Not Palaces (Ressemblement)

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Not Palaces (Ressemblement), 2016

Gouache, acrylic and collage on paper

16 panels

21.5" X 280"
54.61cm X 711.2cm