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Scooter LaForge: Scooterwear Workshop
February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In this workshop, multifaceted artist Scooter LaForge leads participants into a world of fantasy and imagination, helping them to fashion a “statement” piece from a basic white t-shirt. Whether it’s expressed on the canvases on view in Homo Eruptus, or a t-shirt or found object, Scooter paints with an enthusiasm that is contagious. Participants will have their choice of two silkscreened t-shirts to use as their canvas. Acrylic paints and all materials will be provided. Limited to 15 people. Register here to reserve your space.
LaForge’s workshop is part of the new, free Vega Arts Workshops series, educational initiatives designed to offer individuals access to the creative process and broaden opportunities to express themselves through the visual arts. Participants will produce their own works of art through hands-on experiences with acclaimed artists working in varied disciplines.
About Scooter LaForge
Scooter LaForge is an artist who sees the world as a canvas of possibility. He has lived in the East Village for the past 17 years, garnering the interest of curators and collectors with a unique style that mines the rich catalog of art history, the artist’s fertile inner emotional realm, and his extensive painterly vocabulary.
LaForge works in various media—including sculpture, painting, and drawing—employing unorthodox techniques and striking iconic images. Homo Eruptus, his second solo show at Howl! Happening, presents explosive, mammoth-sized canvases invoking prehistoric cave paintings and the erotic murals of Pompeii.
This same passion permeates LaForge’s painting on clothing. Often combine-like, his works on garments are a walking journal of images, where ideas are explored and refined—often making their way into the canvas. Above all, Scooter is intuitive, absorbing what surrounds and affects him, “hitting” surfaces with the agility, focus, and passion of a graffiti artist.
The artist often collaborates with his good friend Patricia Field on garments, and has supplied paintings to Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck, who has incorporated LaForge’s imagery into the fabric of his menswear.
LaForge’s paintings have been featured in shows at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York, the Friedrichshof Museum in Vienna, and the Spritmuseum/Absolut Art Collection in Sweden. His previous solo show at Howl! Happening, How to Create a Monsterpiece, was included on Autre’s list of top-10 exhibits of 2015.