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2019 Artists


Scott Conary

I want a painting to have a form, a mass, a substance of the essential and mysterious beyond formal matters of light and color. Where how the work is built can be as critical as any image created. These are paintings of everyday objects and places with which we have complicated and often ambiguous relationships. Pulled from their context, they have something to say about how we interact with the world and each other. These are stories of the arbitrary nature of beauty, of melancholy, and the camouflage of time. This is part of the basic urge to scribble something, to scrutinize and try to understand our world. This is an old idea of the magic that can be art. Fueling and inspiring this work is my daughter's battle with complicated heart defects and her experiences with disability. And the impact that has had on those around her. This has directed my focus towards the narratives and tensions in the common, and is why I wander deeper into the thicket of representational work.

Community: Northeast Portland
Studio Number: 22
(971) 322-6980 |
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