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Paul Scott

Visiting Artists
Paul Scott
Sunday, March 18, 2007 to Thursday, March 22, 2007

British artist, writer and curator, Paul Scott was on campus March 18 - 22, 2007.

He gave a public presentation, "Cumbria Blue(s)?Ceramics, Landscape Memory and Confection," on March 20, 2007. Throughout the week he worked with students in Professor Olson's Ceramic Surface class and met with studio art majors for individual critiques of their work.

Paul Scott's work involves the digital manipulation of established vocabularies of printed motif, pattern and image from industrial ceramic archives and engraved book illustration. Cloning and collaging these, sometimes with photographic elements, he creates contemporary artworks in ceramic and printed form. The altered ready-mades, hand-built sculptural vignettes and architectural interventions are all characterized by a blue and white semiotic. Together with a focus on pastoral landscapes and chinoiserie, Scott's work draws on the cultural wallpaper in our minds, playing with our sense of the familiar.

Posted Date 
Monday, January 1, 2007