In this lecture, artist Paul Scott will discuss his artistic process and provide exclusive insights into Paul Scott, New American Scenery.
The images that Scott creates for his ceramic plates, platters, and pitchers depict unsettling views of nuclear power plants, landfills, abandoned industrial sites, aging urban centers, and isolating walls. As representations of the American landscape, they suggest a subversion of the picturesque aesthetic—the unpicturesque picturesque—and a new, disturbing norm, a new way of envisioning ourselves, our physical environment, and our society.
Additionally, Scott reworks historic printed ceramics through collage and the process of erasing, reprinting, and reglazing pieces to incorporate additions. The past and present join together on single works where airplanes soar across platters and wind turbines loom over pastoral fields.
This event is included with museum admission.
About Paul Scott:
Paul Scott is a material-based conceptual artist who lives and works in Cumbria, United Kingdom. His printed ceramics blur the boundaries between art, craft, and design. His works are included in numerous museum collections and have been exhibited throughout Europe and the United States.
Scott has studied the Albany Institute's collection of historical transfer-printed ceramics, paintings, drawings, and prints, and will debut new works inspired by these collections in the exhibition.
Paul Scott is represented by FERRIN CONTEMPORARY.