Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

NLE Lab: Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

David Scanavino

With his signature linoleum floor tiles, David Scanavino’s work explores the mundane vernacular of “the institution”—whether a state hospital, public school, or bureaucratic agency—transforming its language into an abstract, seductive form. For the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, Scanavino creates a floor-to-wall tile installation in one of the building’s most curious and ambivalent rooms. 

Untitled, 2015
Linoleum tile
Dimensions variable
Photo: Whitney Browne