Throughout this week CEG will be showcasing the artists that are being exhibited at the AIPAD Photography Show New York, April 4-7, 2013. CEG is featuring the work of Keliy Anderson-Staley, Daniel Beltrá, John Cyr, Elizabeth Ernst, Frieke Janssens, Lori Nix and Gregory Scott.
Our final featured artist is Gregory Scott. Greg has his two most recent pieces on view.
Inside Rothko, 2012 is a 25 x 39” pigment print, oil on panel, and HD video in an addition of eight. The video is 5:45 minutes and runs on a continuous loop.
Reconstructing Pollock, 2012 is a 30 x 41” pigment print, oil on panel, and HD video in an addition of eight. The video is 9:30 minutes and runs on a continuous loop.
We describing his work, Greg states, “By placing a video into a photograph of a frame in a gallery setting, I try to examine the conventions of art and its relevance and value in today’s world. The inherent strengths and weaknesses of each of the different media are exposed by their juxtaposition. The juxtaposition also compromises each of the media. Paintings are cut into sections, photographs are reduced to serving as backgrounds, and the video is surrounded by media that exposes its shortcomings in depicting detail, color, and tone.
In each piece, I act out moments of human emotional existence that are sometimes humorous and other times poignant. Whatever the mood, the human element provides a personal connection for the viewer. For me this is what makes the work meaningful, and where the real value lies.
Finally, it is important to me that the work be accessible. Contemporary art often obscures its intent or simply fails to communicate. I want anybody, regardless of their art knowledge or appreciation, to get something out of their experience when they see the work.”
Take a look for yourself. To view more of Gregory Scott’s work visit our website or visit booth #204 at AIPAD.