Thursday, September 22, 2011

5 Pieces Gallery/ Focus on... Scott Everingham

Focus on... Scott Everingham

born 1978 in Toronto, Canada
Scott Everingham is a painter who manipulates paint the way a writer may use a collection of words - translating the language into a visual explanation of what is around him, and attempting to develop landscapes and environments that are at once representations of paint, and life. Much of his painterly process is influenced by fiction: literature, film, and imagery that surrounds him. This allows a freedom to occur directly on the canvas - where most of his ultimate choices take place, with his preparation occurring while reading or viewing.
Slowly the spaces he is singularly involved in become metaphors for the structure, balance, and hope of his own life, yet each work is alive with time (or lack thereof), light, and movement. Often upheaval ensues - perhaps as an allegorical approach to insecurity, distrust, or the inability to completely understand death. In the end, it's a visual story-telling that expresses how paint can describe a mental state while suggesting that the audience is an active participant.
Scott Everingham holds a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, and an MFA from the University of Waterloo, and was a semi-finalist in the 11th and 12th RBC Painting Competitions. He recently won a Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant, and had his work Dear Life purchased by the Canada Council Art Bank. He lives and works in Toronto.
Scott Everingham - At The Mercy Of The Sea
High Quality Giclée Print on archival paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition: 20
Paper Size: 81.3 x 66 cm
Image Size: 55.9 x 40.6 cm

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