Scott Bennett, ‘"Sunburst"’, 2016, Novado Gallery

Scott Bennett
Artist Statement:

I like the adventure of making paintings.  I like paint in all its glorious variation: thick, thin, smooth, gritty, opaque, translucent, glossy, matte. Making art takes me to places nothing else does. It satisfies me like nothing else does.  While I am a landscape painter at heart, I need the open-ended-ness of a non-objective painter. Color and authenticity of feeling comes first.
My recent work has a range that goes from more obvious landscape reference, to what might appear to be non-objective. Sometimes they feel like landscape, still life and portrait all rolled into one. To me, art along with science and religion, is part of the triangle of human seeking and expression. At its best, it transcends the apparent subject matter and illuminates the human spirit and our connection to the universe. Sounds highfalutin but feels true.
Throughout my evolution as an artist, my goal has been to make the best art I can, using the best of the past as my guide, and to be true to my own nature. To do this calls for me to be constructively self critical, confident and humble,…and the studio always supplies the humble. I supply the fortitude.

Signature: Signed and title on back.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND REPRESENTATION:

2017 Novado Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Schulte Fine Art, Seattle, WA
Golden Foundation Auction, New Berlin, NY
2016 Novado Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Schulte Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2015 Alexander/Heath Contemporary, Roanoke, Virginia
Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, Connecticut
LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
C.S. Schulte Galleries, South Orange, New Jersey
2014 LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Gallery 4040, curated by Anne Novado, Syracuse, NY. Colors of Summer, (group)
Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Intimate Forest, group exhibit.
CS Schulte Galleries, South Orange, NJ
Sam and Adelle Golden Gallery, Tech Live Crew, New Berlin, NY
2012 Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY
Cappuccilli Fine Art, LLC, Syracuse, NY
Meghan Candler Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
2011 Limestone Gallery, Two person exhibit, Fayetteville, NY
Meghan Candler Gallery, Vero Beach, FL
2010 Porter Gallery, Painters from Golden Artist Colors, Hamilton, NY
C.S. Schulte Galleries, South Orange, New Jersey
Sam and Adelle Golden Gallery, New Berlin, NY. Selected Works from the collection.

  1. C.S. Schulte Galleries, South Orange, New Jersey
    2008 C.S. Schulte Galleries, South Orange, New Jersey
    Banks Gallery, Portsmouth and New London, NH
    Limestone Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Fayetteville, NY

2007 C.S Schulte Galleries, South Orange, New Jersey
Banks Gallery, Portsmouth and New London, N.H.
2006 Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York. Brush Strokes & Land Marks: Contemporary Landscape Painting.
Louise & Bernard Palitz Gallery, NYC, NY Greenberg/Syracuse/5 Artists, Aug 7 – Sept 22.
C.S. Schulte Galleries, South Orange, New Jersey.
Banks Gallery, Portsmouth, NH.
2005 Company Gallery, Syracuse, New York. Greenberg in Syracuse: Then and Now. Two group exhibits, May and June. Book with essays by Karen Wilkin, David Tatham, and Suzanne Shane published with Jeremy Hughto’s DVD The Mirror Eye.
C.S. Schulte Fine Art, South Orange, New Jersey.

About Scott Bennett

American, based in Jamesville, NY, United States

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