Scott Myles: Spiral Bound

The artist takes inspiration from his studio door and a Presbyterian Church, leading the viewer down a rabbit-hole

By Martin Herbert

Untitled, 2015, screenprint and true grain on canvas, A4 inkjet on paper, envelope, 204 x 120 x 10 cm. Courtesy Meyer Riegger, Berlin

The fellowship of the West End Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia, worships in a building slightly less than holy, unless you consider capitalism a clandestine religion. It used to be a catalogue showroom for Best Products, a sort of US equivalent to Argos that went bankrupt during the mid-1990s. The Presbyterians not only run the space as a church, but also as a refuge for asylum seekers and as a food bank. There used to be consumer goods here; now,…

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