Saturday, March 16, 2019

Invisible World: New Works by Briana Corr Scott

We're a few days away from the first day of Spring, and I'm sure many of you would agree that it couldn't come soon enough! March can sure feel like a long month as we wait in great anticipation for some relief from the freezing temperatures and, by now, filthy, muddy, snowbanks. With the recent time change, we now see more light-filled evenings, and many of us are very grateful to finally commute home after work in daylight again!

Briana Corr Scott, Carnation in Blue Pot, 8.5" x 8.5", Oil on Paper, Framed

In her current body of work, artist Briana Corr Scott encapsulates fleeting moments of light in stunning still life paintings that emit light and darkness at once. Briana titled this series of work "Invisible World" in reference to the way in which ordinary, simple things in everyday life can often get overlooked, or become "invisible" amidst the noise and flashiness of our fast-paced society. She finds true beauty in the tiny, magical worlds contained within the objects she carefully studies, and brings to life with paint on canvas.

Briana Corr Scott, Jar with Flowers, 12" x 12", Oil on Board

"The concentration and focus when working from life forces me to pay attention.  When I am drawing a flower or shell held in my hand, I am tracing its actual shape with my eyes, and it feels as if I have never seen a shell or flower before. Each time is a new experience and I am hyper aware of the uniqueness of every living thing. This creates so much joy, and I want that to come through my work." -Briana Corr Scott

Briana Corr Scott, Evening Light #2, 12" x 12", Oil on Board

Briana Corr Scott, Jar with Blue, 12" x 12", Oil on Board

Briana Corr Scott, Flowers in Autumn Light, 10" x 10", Oil on Board

Briana's paintings are full of emotion and gesture; they simply glow to see them in-person. Swing by the gallery this week to entire show, as well as a little installation Briana created in our gallery window of a mock studio environment. The installation offers a little peak into the process work and illustrations that leads to Briana's finished paintings.

Briana's "studio" installation featuring predatory sketches, studies, and inspirations

Detail of Briana's "studio" installation

You can view the entire show online here.

Next week, stay tuned for a preview of new works by Mark Brennan. Here's a peek of one in the meantime!

Mark Brennan, Evening, Perch Lake, 36" x 48", oil on canvas.