SCOTT TEPLIN

TERNKY TOWERS

MAY 13 - JUNE 12
60 EAST 66TH STREET

Ternky Towers, 2010
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 15"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SCOTT TEPLIN

TERNKY TOWERS

Drawings and Watercolors from "The Clock Without a Face"

MAY 13 - JUNE 12

........Adam Baumgold Gallery presents an exhibition of drawings, watercolors and artist’s books by Scott Teplin, “Ternky Towers,” from May 13 through June 12. The exhibition features works on paper that have been collected in a new McSweeney's book "The Clock Without a Face." These drawings are an extension of Teplin's voyeuristic room interiors.

........Scott Teplin collaborated with two writers, Mac Barnett and Eli Horowitz, in order to create a whodunnit narrative. Beyond fiction, the story enters into the real world in the form of a nation-wide treasure hunt- each drawn page in the book has a secretly coded map which directs adventurous readers to twelve individually buried numerals, 1-12, made of gold and studded with emeralds, created by jeweler Anna Sheffield. They have been buried in holes across the country waiting to be found. Whoever first digs them up gets to keep them. Players and onlookers can follow along with the progress of the hunt on the fictional narrator Gus Twintig's personal blog: gustwintig.com. Teplin will also be exhibiting some of the detailed preparatory drawings contained in one of his many self-made leather-bound sketchbooks which were filled in the process of completing this project.

........In addition to the works for the "The Clock Without a Face," Teplin has created a large scale 4' x 5' watercolor drawing for the exhibition, similar to the pages for the book, that represents a floor of a larger building that contains its own cryptic narrative. The exposed apartment appears to be in the process of being overrun with wild and exotic plant life which may or may not threaten the integrity of the architecture in which it grows.

........This is Scott Teplin's fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. Teplin lives and works in New York City. His work has been included in exhibitions at P.S. 1 "Greater New York," 2000, The Drawing Center "Winter Selections," 2001, The Bronx Museum "Artists in the Marketplace," 2001 and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, "Artists Books", 2000. His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, MoMA, San Francisco, The Smithsonian Institution, The Walker Art Center, Harvard University, Yale University, The New York Public Library, The Progressive Insurance Co., as well as numerous other museum and public collections.

........The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00-5:30 P.M. For additional information, please contact Adam Baumgold at abaumgold@aol.com or (212)861-7338.

 

55th Floor, 2010
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
60" x 48
"
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THE CLOCK WITHOUT A FACE

The Clock Without a Face (cover), 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22
"
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The Clock is Ticking, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22
"
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Bevel Ternky, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

P. K. Quello, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22
"
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Ida Mayfield, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

General Klobberduck, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

Munari Bakula, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

Amber & Jamie Kaulken, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

Jigsy Squonk, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22
"
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Bert D'Grnp, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

Vera Mazel & Josie Grey, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

Sigfried Plumpjack, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

Rosa Tse-Levy, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

Krieger Manzare, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

 

Travis Pupkin, 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
22" x 22"

 

 

 

OTHER WORKS:

Untitled (sketchbook), 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
11" x 14
"
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Untitled (cereal), 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
8" x 11
"
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"Alphaville," 2008
pen & ink and watercolor on paper
38 " x 46"
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Untitled (Jet Ski) , 2008
pen & ink and watercolor on paper
9" x 11"
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Untitled cityscape), 2009
Pen & ink and watercolor on paper
6" x 30
"

 

Exhibition poster available for $7 + $3 S+H

Signed copies of "The Clock Without a Face" book
with artist's sketch of a mini-donut are available for $20 (+ NYS sales tax)

 

Press:

New York Times Book Review, April 2010