Rocco Scary: The Last Place on Earth

Rocco Scary’s work is about the relationship between place and memory. His stacking book structures are made of both paper and metal, and can be taken apart or un-stacked to reveal evocative images and scenes in miniature. The work is inspired by the artist’s love of his home state, New Jersey, where overdevelopment threatens to destroy the region’s character and history.

The works below are examples of the artist’s works. The artist is currently producing new works to exhibit at the Center.

Exhibition Checklist:

Rocco  Scary

101 Causes
(2008) Handmade paper, digital prints

Boardwalk Art
(2001) Handmade paper, steel, mixed media

Book Eleven
(2002) Handmade paper, steel

Bridge Art
(2002) Handmade paper, steel, mixed media

Corsay & Blum
(2004) Handmade paper, steel, electronics

Jersey Tomatoes
(2005) Handmade paper, steel, mixed media

Meet Me Under the Lemon
(2008) Handmade paper, wood, electronics

Orange Street
(2003) Handmade paper, Steel, Mixed Media

Say Goodbye My Coney Island Baby
(2008) Handmade paper, steel, wood

Washington Newark Public
(2004) Handmade paper, steel

Your Very Own Personal Escape Route
(2006) Handmade Gampi paper, oxidized metal, mixed media

Artist Talk:

Friday, November 14th, 6:30pm
with Rocco Scary
suggested donation: $10/$5 CBA members

Support for the Center for Book Arts’ visual arts programming is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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