Mad Throb – November’s First Friday
Stacie Speer Scott
November 1 - 25th, 2019
Opening Reception: 11/01/2019, 6-9pm
Join us as we welcome Stacie Speer Scott to LSJ Studios for our November First Friday opening reception. Scott’s collages and mixed media pieces are colorful and vibrant. She explains, “Lancaster painter, Charles Demuth describes a certain color red as “the last mad throb of red just before it turns green.” Color is the first connection that I make between the materials that I have collected. My collages and mixed media works are formed first through color connections and as the work progresses through shapes, the narrative emerges.”
About the Artist
Scott, a self-taught artist began her art career in the 80’s with works on paper. She soon began to deconstruct the paintings and to reassemble them while incorporating vintage fabric, ephemera, dress patterns and other found materials. Scott continued to work with collage while experimenting with printmaking, painting and with coatings both acrylic and encaustic.
Stacie S. Scott was born in Massachusetts but grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA. She was introduced, by her mother, to the many visual and performing arts venues the city had to offer. Rauschenberg, Picasso, Nevelson and many others have been influences that were first discovered at the Philadelphia Art Museum.
While living on the Brandywine River in Chester County, PA, Scott met and studied with master artist, Thomas Bostelle. Bostelle was a great proponent of the vine charcoal line, which today still informs Scott’s work.
The arts community of New Hope PA, rich with contemporary and historic influences, has been the home base for Scott since 1985. The essential elements of collage, mixed media, painting and charcoal drawing are still so much a part of the work; though the scale has increased and the base is typically canvas. Travel abroad and collaboration with fellow artists have been a steady source of growth as well. Scott has exhibited widely in the Delaware Valley, New Jersey, New York and Jerome Arizona. She teaches workshops in the arts to elderly and adults artists. She has been an Art on the Move teacher for the Michener Museum and a teaching Artist for several Institutes for Art in Education in Philadelphia and Bucks Countiy public schools. Scott teaches arts part time at the United Friends School and is a member of the Europium Dance Theater.