Noah Scalin “Manhattan Project”

Krause Gallery

poster for Noah Scalin “Manhattan Project”

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Noah Scalin is a published author, a professor, a father, a musician, a public speaker, a business owner and of course an accomplished artist. After Noah’s sold out show last year, Krause Gallery is thrilled on many levels to have his third exhibition at the gallery in NYC.
Manhattan Project, Noah Scalin’s new portrait series continues his exploration of the impact and influence of the work of great scientists in our daily lives.

The exhibition features portraits of six scientists who were closely tied with the creation of the world’s first first nuclear weapon. Each piece was meticulously created out of hundreds of wooden kitchen matches and then then set on fire. The resulting burned afterimages are reminiscent of the permanent nuclear shadows of the victims of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima.

Coming of age in the 1980s, Noah’s life was shaped by both a love of science and a fear of the ever-present threat of nuclear war. Death by bombs from the sky seemed like a real possibility. Movies, television programs, and even pop songs of the era endlessly reminded everyone that the Doomsday Clock was mere minutes from midnight.

Manhattan Project deals with the dissonance between the good intentions of scientists who believed they were preventing Hitler from winning World War with the devastating long-term reality of their work. It also deals with the childhood fears of death and destruction, often first encountered with household matches burning fingers and sometimes much more.

Noah Scalin’s work explores the theme of transience – specifically the temporary nature of individual lives and the tenuous nature of all human life on the planet. His last sold out exhibition at Krause Gallery, Natural Selection, featured portraits of scientists and their skulls made out of everyday objects. Noah is also the author of five books including the forthcoming Skull-A-Day monograph from Chop Suey Books Books, based on his Webby award winning yearlong project of the same name.



from September 07, 2014 to October 06, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-09-07 from 18:00 to 20:00


Noah Scalin

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