The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce the Opening Reception for Robert A. Scott – “A Lens on Life” Solo Exhibition on Friday, September 25, from 6-8pm at the Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street, Huntington. The exhibit runs through October 10th. All are welcome to attend.
Artist’s Statement – The Evolution of Expression
When I was a boy, I practiced debate, dialogue and other forms of rhetoric while walking the four quadrants of my city. Then I began to write, constantly. I remember the first paper I wrote, and its title. I wrote in school, college, the Navy, and then both professionally and for fun. During this period, I also developed a form of “oral” essay, composing poems and verse and offering speeches on campuses and in churches that were narrative in form, and always visual. They were based on my philosophy of writing as sculpture, in which I would create a mass of text and then give the shape its ultimate form.
Perhaps it was logical that my next phase would include another form of visual expression, photography. Writing as sculpture had already reinforced my interest in visual shapes, and photography is, after all, writing with light. I had taken pictures over the years, but not with artistic intent. Then, I took photography more seriously, sought advice, and took the pictures which are on exhibit in multiple places. I never took a picture just for an exhibit, but always thought about the image’s aesthetic value: it’s composition, focus, story, illumination, and emotion. My goal is to find a singular expression of the human condition or the world in which we live.
In this exhibit, “A Lens on Life,” I present a variety of images, including the faces of people, animals, and outcrops of stone.
Robert has shown his work in private collections as well as several solo and group exhibitions in galleries such as Neptune Photography, Adelphi University, Barnes Gallery and the Ashok Jain Gallery.
Mr. Scott received a BA from Bucknell University and PhD from Cornell University.
For more information on Mr. Scott please go to www.rascottphoto.com
For more information on the exhibition call 631-271-8423.
Main Street Gallery
213 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm