DOWLING HOME VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT




Arden Scott: Breaking the Line

September 6 - October 8, 2006

Reception: September 17, 2006, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Lecture at 2:00 p.m.)

In conjunction with Dowling College's annual theme, "Celebrating Long Island," the Anthony Giordano Gallery at the College presents Breaking the Line, a powerful exhibition featuring the work of artist Arden Scott, a resident of Greenport, NY.

Ms. Scott made her first huge step into the New York art world when her work was exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, at the Whitney Museum in New York. This recognition was followed by several additional accolades: receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship for sculpture and a Grant from the New York State Foundation for the Arts. Originally from Manhattan, Ms. Scott moved to Greenport, NY, twenty-five years ago. A Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2001-2002 gave Ms. Scott the opportunity to work large-scale with enduring materials.

The line plays an important role in the creative process for Ms. Scott, who is both a sculptor and a printmaker. Her work begins in a fluid moving line that culminates in her archetypal forms: ancient boats and sailing vessels. Her use of traditional sculpture materials such as welded steel and bronze are combined with more fragile components such as rice paper, cloth, and ash twigs. The results are pieces of sculpture reminiscent of skeletal ships from long ago.


Archive of Past Exhibits

The Anthony Giordano Gallery