I Had a Wonderful Life is the first solo museum exhibition dedicated to artist Scott Covert (b. 1954, Edison, NJ.) This presentation of Covert’s 40 year-long practice will center on his inimitable Monument Paintings, which the artist began making in 1985. Covert, a legendary figure within the eighties East Village Art Scene, forms his abstract compositions through the Victorian tradition of grave rubbing, in which an impression is lifted from the honorary reliefs on tombstones. With the cemeteries of the world serving as his itinerant studio, Covert has dedicated his life to visiting the resting places of what he calls “people of character.”
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