For Object Choice, Scollon continues a thread that was laid down in his previous exhibition at Romer Young Gallery, and/both. In and/both Scollon introduced a series of ceramic blocks, seductive in color but intentionally ambiguous in scale. Scollon described the boxes as being the queer babies of "John Mason, Scott Burton, and Tony Smith, but raised by Mary Heilmann." Their reductive form and unexpected simplicity opened up the possibility of individualized and particularized engagements, both emotional and intellectual. Scollon presents a new series of these elusive and allusive forms, which exist in states of negotiation, activating the viewers' encounter and opening up the ways in which the viewer is implicated in the work.
Adding to these ideas, Scollon will include for the first time a series of wheel thrown coffee mugs - a private exercise that has sustained his studio practice for almost thirty years. Juxtaposed with the minimal, public facing sculptures these humble and accessible mugs offer a more intimate counterpart. Together, these works show how things have both changed and stayed the same over time. Both respond to the user and become what the user needs them to be; both are pathways to an affective and emotive experience.