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Scott G. Brooks & Jeff McMillan

Last Rites Gallery
511 West 33rd Street , 3rd floor, 212-529-0666
Hell's Kitchen
September 12 - October 11, 2009
Reception: Saturday, September 12, 7 - 11 PM
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Last Rites Gallery proudly presents…

Gallery I: Scott G. Brooks Gallery II:Jeff McMillan

Last Rites Gallery is proud to present new works by both Scott G. Brooks and Jeff McMillan.

Scott G Brooks is originally from Flint, Michigan, and currently lives and works in Washington, DC. His subject matter ranges from simple portraiture to intricate narratives. In his paintings, he takes social, psychological, and political issues and injects them with a dark sense of humor. Anatomical distortions separate the figures from the photographic ideal, which gives him the freedom to create his own distorted reality. His work is described as twisted and offbeat, sentimental, and disturbing. In addition to exhibiting in galleries, he has also illustrated several childrens books. His influences include Mad Magazine, Disney, Saturday morning cartoons, and talking heads on cable news.

Jeff McMillan was born in October of 1977 in San Jose, CA where he spent a good portion of his life, and it was during the first few years of Jeff’s existence that he started trying his hand at art at the young age of 3. McMillan’s influences lie heavily in 80’s pop culture. The artist proclaims that the decade boasted the best television programming, cartoons, toys, and movies. It was a decade of imagination and creativity during a time when the world was changing so drastically on all levels. As he continued to make use of the right side of his brain, it eventually became time for McMillan to begin the final stages of schooling. He attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco from 1999 to 2001 until he made the big move to Southern California, where he continued his schooling at the prestigious Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, CA from 2001 to 2004. He studied illustration at both schools until he graduated from the Art Center with honors. He now lives and works in Long Beach with his wonderful wife, Liv and a disobedient Siamese cat.

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