Iris Scott, The Door is Ajar, Mind the Cat
March 1st – April 29th 2018
Opening Thursday March 1st, 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Filo Sofi Arts is pleased to announce, Iris Scott, The Door is Ajar, Mind the Cat, an exhibition featuring 2 original oil paintings and 15 oil embellished prints from the artist’s oeuvre, which act as inspiration for her new motifs and methods. The exhibition serves as the artist’s debut solo exhibition in New York City, and first time working with Filo Sofi Arts.
The works included in, The Door is Ajar, Mind the Cat, demonstrate a five-year development as the artist has pioneered the technique of oil based finger-painting bringing color and levity to the art-world’s serious problems. In contrast to much of the contemporary art scene scarcity model, Iris’ prints are intentionally accessible because she believes withholding affordable prints is not aligned with the collective conscious of art history’s future.
Scott creates elaborate and lushly detailed paintings that depict the mundane beauty of everyday life in vibrant and unexpected colors. Celebrating, quiet, joyful, humorous and now more and more imaginative brief moments in time. Her work challenges the art-world to reconsider its emphasis on abstract, concept-heavy fair. A call to rediscover the surprising wealth of meaning conveyed by our encounters with animals and the landscape when approached with hands-on verve is what Scott brings to her craft.
Iris Scott (b 1984, near Seattle, Washington) stumbled upon her unique career as the first professional finger painter just a few months after graduating university, while living abroad in Taiwan, in 2010. An oil painting of yellow flowers was just a few strokes away from finished, but all her brushes were dirty, and needed cleaning before proceeding. Too eager to complete the painting in that moment, Iris simply took a few swipes at the canvas with oils squeezed right on to her fingertips. The thick paint went right on, and the texture was suddenly easier to control. Iris was thrilled to discover what she believed to be a new style of painting she could master, oil finger painting. The next day she hunted down surgical gloves...
Iris has been featured in Forbes, Barron’s, Business Insider, USA Today, NowThis, CBS New York, and American Art Collector Magazine. Her collectors include Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Children’s Hospital, and Swedish Medical Centers.