Surrogate: The Story of Women in Love
Saturday, August 2nd
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar provided by
About Surrogate: The Story of Women in Love:
Bodies tell us about what we feel and think, even more than our own words. The flesh speaks the hidden language of the heart. Through drawing the bodies of women, all the love they possessed was revealed: the lightness and the darkness, too. Insecurity is evident in the curling of the toes. Strength of character found in the turn of a wrist. Through study of the female figure, I was given a grand secret.
At the time I was engaged with figure drawing, I picked up a book on avian nests. A parallel set of stories were revealed to me in the architecture of these nests.The stories of the flesh and the stories of the nest are intertwined. The name “Surrogate” comes from the fact that a bird nest is a surrogate womb. The eggs are laid, but need a safe place to incubate.
Such is the nature of love. It needs a womb, a safe place to grow and thrive. We have so many emotions and stories packed into the way we love. Every love is different and important, much like the way every mother sees each one of her children. This is a series of paintings that explores these stories.
Non-Pigmentum: Beyond the Spectrum
An Exploration in Black and White
Saturday, June 7th
6:00pm through 9:00pm
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar provided by:
Saturday, June 7th through Saturday, July 26th
A STATEMENT FROM THE ARTIST
Originally I was a composer, painting with sound. Then suddenly I entered a new dimension and found myself inhabiting the most amazing ArtScape. As always, I create with colors, tones, textures, lines and rhythms, but now using a paintbrush as my instrument. Avant-garde compositions take shape as acrylic paintings and my improvisations once made of sound now become visible.
My artistic journey has gone through music and digital art to painting.
I seek humor, truth and freedom in art. Learning from tradition, I follow the progressive path of abstraction to experimental forms and artistic enlightenment. Bohemia is my destination. I’m a jazz cat painting the town.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Scott Steelman was born in Columbus, Ohio. His family, which included actors, writers and musicians, nurtured his artistic inclinations and encouraged his creative side. A long career as a musician led to becoming an accomplished composer and arranger. He has taught music and authored books for music teachers.
Composing music for films and videos provided the seminal intersection of music and pictures. (Similarly, both of his grandmothers played piano for silent movies.) Steelman is a producer of music, video, and multimedia. A personal study of modern art inspired his creation of experimental forms of contemporary classical and avant-garde music. This art awakening also led to interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, film-makers and poets.
Now as a painter and visual artist, Scott works at his studio near Columbus, which also contains a recording studio. Acrylic paint is his preferred medium, usually on canvas, but recent work has incorporated markers and ink on vinyl. His work has been displayed at galleries and shows throughout the area.