November 11, 2010 - January 27, 2011
ISAAC DELGADO FINE ART GALLERY/DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
City Park Campus, Building 1 , 3rd floor,
615 City Park Avenue
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Until recently, daily life and its mundane surfaces and textures were generally considered the bane of artistic creation. A new generation of artists reconsiders how the unassuming lack of façade in quotidian life can lead to new realms of expression. Everyday Hybrid at Isaac Delgado Fine Art Galley features seven artists from this new generation; Regina Scully is one of these artists.
My paintings attempt to show the phenomena of contemporary cities and spaces from my own embodied perception, that is, from the perspective of being inside these as opposed to viewing them from afar. Thus, my personal experience of the environment pervades: objects and space exist in an amplified setting in which the excess of our society has created many broken pieces. This creates a feeling of general anxiety and fragmentation that I endeavor to counter with an expression of harmony.
Excavation No. 11, 2009 / 48 x 60 inches
In essence, I attempt to express the color and beauty of form underlying these scenes while also exposing the fact that they are the result of destruction and disaster.
Specifically, I look at items that make up the contemporary city, often in an impoverished, overcrowded area: poles, pieces of trash, concrete, wire, cloth, wood, and metal. Often these items appear to me as abstract forms and parts. Because of the over-abundance of the city, there is a large amount of waste and discarded phenomena. Beams that once made up a building are broken and bent or a single sock is twisted around a piece of wire. Experiences of both death and romance occur on the same corner.
To Move Over or Pass Through, 2010 / 48 x 60 inches
Life in the city is an amalgamation. Objects, spaces, and events collide and detach, connect and disconnect. In my paintings, forms and space are also sliced through and fragmented. At the same time, with color, pattern, whimsical line and fantastical bits of imagery, I intend to generate a feeling of accord and even delight, like an uplifting melody, which emerges and hides and emerges again in an atmosphere of dissonance.
The pieces that make up my paintings are defined in some areas and gestural in others, they are refined and rough, perfect and imperfect. The implied space in which these forms exist also varies—it is an undulating ground, a quiet architectural structure or it is air, swirling with directional lines suggesting movement and resonance. In this way, my paintings are meant to reference a dialogue between fragmentation and unity, and between devastation and rejuvenation.
2008 - Present M.F.A. Program, Painting, University of New Orleans http://finearts.uno.edu/artpage.html
1993 - 1997 B.F.A., Painting, Rhode Island School of Design
2010 Wide Open, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY http://www.bwac.org/
MFA Group Exhibition, UNO Gallery, New Orleans, LAhttp://finearts.uno.edu/artpage.html
2009 Excavations, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LAhttp://www.heriardcimino.com/gallery.html
2009 Muses, Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA http://www.heriardcimino.com/gallery.html
2008 Elemental 3, Home Space Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Under Construction, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LAhttp://finearts.uno.edu/artpage.html
MFAs, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LAhttp://finearts.uno.edu/artpage.html
2007 Exhibition Space, Cathedral Square Gallery, Mobile, ALhttp://www.cathedralsquaregallery.com/
2006 Group Exhibition, Jenkins-Connelly Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2004 Postcards to the CAC, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LAhttp://www.cacno.org/visualarts/exhibitions.html
2003 No Dead Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LAhttp://www.jonathanferraragallery.com/dynamic/exhibit_artist.asp?ExhibitID=45&Exhibit=Previous
2002 Time Has Changed, AirB, Brooklyn, NY http://www.airgallery.org/
2000 Artists in Residence, AirB, Brooklyn, NY http://www.airgallery.org/
1998 External, Eternal, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MAhttp://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/
Dreaming of Being a Painter, Providence Art Club, Providence, RIhttp://www.providenceartclub.org/
Scully, Eyelet, 2010/ 48 x 60 inches