Thursday, January 21, 2010

Excavations: Artwork by Eric M. Scott

This past weekend I hung my first one-man show at the Elliott University Center Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The opening reception will be Friday, January 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, and the work will be up until the end of February.

This wall contains newer pieces from the Excavation Series that I have been most recently working on.

This wall contains the older Vortex Series which could be said to be the forerunner of the Excavation pieces.

This wall contains some older and newer mixed media pieces. A different view of the same wall is below.

This small wall contains more Excavation pieces.

It was a lot of work getting the work ready, but the show looks great, and it's exciting to see my work hanging.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Art Show

I've been working like a mad man to complete artwork for an upcoming one-man show at the EUC Gallery at UNC@Greensboro. Thanks to my buddy Sam, who put in a good word, my work will be hanging there for about a month. I'll have some old and some new work, and I hang the show this Saturday, January 16. The reception is still to be determined, but I'll post the date as soon as I know.

The piece above is the finished Excavation piece - acrylic on paper relief - that I posted about months ago, and the piece below is a small graphite drawing exploring some of the same visual and conceptual issues. I can't wait to see the work hanging.

So if you are in Greensboro, NC some time within the next month, stop to see my art.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Precious Time

Recently, I have come to understand how the little things in life can steal away our time. Take this blog for instance. I had planned to post something ages ago, but I could never find the time to sit down, edit images, and simply write a simple post. Little things kept creeping in unexpectedly - from checking email to washing dishes, from vacuuming the floors to tidying up the studio, from visiting with family and friends to sheer laziness. And there have been days when all I wanted was to have the entire day to myself - no major or minor concerns hanging over my head - where I could spend the day, the entire day, in the studio making art, reading about my latest obsession, or even even watching movies. Basically to do whatever I wanted to do with out the world intruding - without the need to do even those tiniest things that get in the way.

But I have finally squeezed out a bit of time to post these spreads from the collaborative journal that I am sharing with Erin. She gave me back the journal when Dave and I were at NCCAT nearly two months ago, and I haven't worked too much in it - a lack of time. I scanned these spreads several weeks ago, and I am finally forcing myself to find the time - to carve out a piece of precious time.