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Cross Words


Whether or not kids still pass notes in classrooms—ironically, perhaps—the artist Michael Scoggins’ works on wide-ruled paper evoke particular traits of adolescence (rage, contradiction) still applicable to the adult (art) world. The message just sounds better in schoolboy vernacular.

Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe’s two-man exhibition “Dirty Words” is on view through July 31 at New York’s Victori + Mo gallery, 250 Broome St.

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“Another Shitty Painting,” Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe, 2015.

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“Burn in Hell Motherfuckers,” Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe, 2015.

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“Linthe,” Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe, 2015.

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“Decorative Piece (the drippy one),” Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe, 2015.

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“Fuckerty,” Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe, 2015.

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“Gold Fucking Star,” Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe, 2015.

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“Golden,” Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe, 2015.

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“No More Fucks To Give,” Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe, 2015.

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“Original Idea,” Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe, 2015.

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“Unintelligible,” Michael Scoggins and Joe Nanashe, 2015.

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