We are excited to have local artist Garrett Scales show “Layered Visions” at the VanNess & Fellows Gallery for November and December. In his newest collection Garrett explored the idea of spontaneity.
“Since 2003, I have created my entire body of work from hand cut stencils and spray paint. Recently I have begun to explore the use of texture and acrylic paint to add an element of spontaneity to my work. This added element also allows me to contrast the idea of predictability that is afforded by the stencils. Drawing from nature and my fondness of the human form, I now shape my work to follow the lines and character of the human face to give something more to the overall work. With this challenge to my work I find it exciting contemplating the infinite possibilities I can imagine in depicting my subject.
The show is an extension of this idea of spontaneity and the possibilities each stencil creates when placed in a different context. I like to push my stencils further than simply depicting the intended subject.” – Garrett Scales
Refreshments from 6p-9p.