SCURVYVILLE is an on-going narrative painting series immersing visitors in the lives of the oddball residents of an eccentric fictional town. Piece by piece, the series walks viewers through a fly-on-the-wall tour of the town’s streets, alleyways and sordid hangouts, revealing the quirky inner lives of Scurvyville’s residents.
Complete with back stories for the ever-growing community of characters, each painting exists as a location on the town’s expansive map, showcasing the broad, evolving scope of Scurvyville and it’s story.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marc Shank is a Kansas City-based artist whose work consists of large-scale acrylic and ink paintings as well as small portraits and silk-screen prints. His work has been showcased at various galleries throughout the Midwest including a one-man exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in 2013. In 2012 his work received national attention on the MSN Travel Series Re:Discover and has been featured in a number of area publications including the Kansas City Star, Johnson County Lifestyle, The Pitch and Ink Magazine.
In 2014, Shank signed a one-year deal with Andrews McMeel publishing to showcases Scurvyville online alongside well-known creative properties such as Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes and Peanuts with Scurvyville ranking as one of the top-three most popular posts on the site in its first week. The online series included the original Scurvyville gallery work as well as new sketches and concepts for upcoming pieces. The feature completed its run in June of 2015.
For sales and commissions, contact the artist here.
Kauffman Center for Performing Arts – Lobby Exhibition – November 17, 2016
Little to Show (Solo Exhibition) – Wheat Studios – Kansas City, MO October First Fridays, 2015
Boulevardia – July, 2015
Hello Art Featured Artist (Solo Exhibition) – Wheat Studios – Kansas City, MO October First Fridays 2013
Home Works (Group Exhibition) – The Baker Arts Center – Liberal, KS June – August 2013
Local Color: A Narrative of Scurvyville (Solo Exhibition) – The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art –
St. Joseph, MO April – June 2013
The Pitch Presents Artopia Group Exhibition – Screenland Crossroads – Kansas City, MO April 2012
Welcome to Scurvyville: The Artwork of Marc Shank (Solo Exhibition) – Piper Lofts –
Kansas City, MO October 2011
Open Studios on Charlotte Street (Group Exhibition) – Kansas City, MO 2009
9th National Juried Art Exhibition – Baker Arts Center – Liberal, KS 2006
Blue Monday Review – Volume 3, No. 2 Cover – July, 2016
The Pitch – Middle of the Map Fest Event Guide – April 27, 2016
Andrews McMeel / Universal U-Click GoComics – 2014-2015
The Pitch – Crossroads Hit List – October 2, 2013
Leader & Times – Visit Scurvyville this Weekend – July 5, 2013
Johnson County Lifestyle – Our Favorite KC Artists – June 27, 2013
St. Joseph News Press – Three New Exhibits Open at Albrecht Kemper – April 18, 2013
Kansas City Star – A Narrative of Scurvyville – April 14, 2013
MSN Re:Discover – A Surprisingly Good Fit for Art – August 24, 2012
Ink – Best of the Week – October 6, 2011
Kansas City Star – First Fridays Featured Shows – October 6, 2011
The Pitch – Night & Day Featured Shows – October 6, 2011
The Pitch – Crossroads Exhibition Guide – Cover Image – May, 2009