Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Detroit Artist Scott Hocking

Among the many Detroit artists exhibiting in the Mattress Factory is Scott Hocking, well known for his site-specific installations and photographs. To say that Hocking’s work incorporates mixed media might be a slight understatement. In the Detroit: Artists in Residence exhibition currently on view at the Mattress Factory, his installation "Coronal Mass Ejection" uses seventeen different materials that reflect the history of the room it resides in as well as the city of Pittsburgh itself.

As we approach the end of the month, we look forward to joining this innovative artist in several events, two of which include his participation in An Evening of Art and Conversation with Scott Hocking and ARTLab: Hip Hip Mache! 

On January 30th, 6-9 PM, An Evening of Art and Conversation invites you get a first-hand look into Scott Hocking's installation and hear him speak about his work and process. You can also make your own Valentine while you enjoy some delicious food and cocktails provided by Bar Marco. Be sure to order tickets ($10 MF Members, $15 Non-Members) as soon as you can so you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to meet Scott Hocking: installation artist, photographer, and some might say part-time comedian.

While An Evening of Art and Conversation might be an adults-only event, ARTLab is always open for all ages every first and third Saturday of the month. February 1st's ARTLab: Hip Hip Mache! includes a collaboration of our educator, Derek Reese and artist, Scott Hocking as they instruct participants in making fictional pre-historic paper mache creatures using mixed media. These creatures will be installed in a space according to their intended habitat, whether they be land dwellers or take more to the sky. ARTLab is always a great opportunity to come and make something different with materials that you may not get to use every day. Mark your calendars and come prepared to participate in many hands-on activities that the Mattress Factory is never in short supply of.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
$10 MF Members, $15 Non-Members
E-mail for tickets
21+ event

Saturday, February 1st, 2014
FREE with museum admission
Open to all ages

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