The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that new paintings by local artist Scott Wallace will be on display at Park Circle Gallery from January 5-30, 2020. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
In his exhibit, Abstraction in Action, Scott Wallace presents a series of abstract paintings that explore unusual color palettes and the textural possibilities of acrylic paint. Many of Wallace’s pieces begin as images he develops either in his sketchbook or digitally using Adobe Photoshop. He then translates these images into paint. “My newest paintings flirt with the line between representation and abstraction, modified through the process of drawing, while at the same time are an exploration of the base materiality of acrylic paint itself,” says Wallace. He is interested in creating paintings that strike a balance between intuitive spontaneity and controlled design.
Since graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing in 1999, Scott Wallace has exhibited his work in many group and solo exhibitions in locations as diverse as Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN, Brooklyn, NY, and Charleston, SC. He currently lives in North Charleston and teaches in the Visual Arts Department at Trident Technical College. Learn more about the artist at scottwallacepaintings.com.
The Park Circle Gallery is located at 4820 Jenkins Avenue in North Charleston, in what was formerly known as the Olde Village Community Building. Admission is free and free street parking is available on Jenkins Avenue in front of the gallery, as well as on the adjacent streets and in parking lots close by. The gallery is open 10:00am-6:00pm Tuesday-Friday, and Noon-4:00pm on Saturday. Gallery capacity is currently limited to 10 people at a time. Staff and all visitors must wear a face covering while they are in the gallery and practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry. For more information about PCG, call 843-637-3565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on other Cultural Arts programs and artist opportunities, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website.