Tim Scott, Bird in Arras, 1968, Painted steel tubes and acrylic sheets, 111 x 228 x 164 inches
Tim Scott in the 60s and 70s
January 12 - February 25, 2012
Opening reception, January 12 from 6:00- 8:00 PM
Loretta Howard Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of sculpture by Tim Scott. Often compared to Brancusi and Matisse for his distillation of movement and color, Scott’s work unfolds into space with geometric precision. His sculpture from the 1960s and 70s draw from a wellspring of narrative inspiration. The artist himself noted in 1967 that sculpture “can achieve poetry in which the language itself is invented, is a product of pure analysis and conception.” From a crucible of basic geometry Scott constructs intricate spatial metaphor. Despite its weight, Bird in Arras pushes against gravity, arching through the air as if in mid flight. Though his forms are suggestive, it is precisely their lack of direct reference that lends to the full force of their imaginative power.
Beneath this economy of means is a scrutinous attention to detail. That Scott first trained as an architect should come as little surprise. His Counterpoint series manipulates structure and volume to stunning effect. The works confound common expectations regarding material and density. Ethereal acrylic sheets suspend the bulk of steel beams, which seem to float weightless in the air. Through light, shadow, weight, tone and opacity these works assert their own physicality. We discover their measure as they invite and resist our gaze.
For further information please contact Howard Hurst: email@example.com
Read the review of the exhibition at articritical.com