The (Un)certainty of Seeing, the Paintings of Stephen Scott
This catalogue was produced in association with the exhibition of the same name held at The Saint John Arts Centre in November 2021. The works in the exhibition had covered works selected over a period of ten years, and focussed entirely on figurative painting. The design was laid out by Goose Lane Editions, and was printed at Hume Media in Toronto.
There are four contributors essays. The book title and essay was created by Tom Smart, Director and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Essays by Jennifer Pazienza, Robert Barriault and Virgil Hammock help provide rich context for an understanding of the content and thought behind the production of my work.
Book dimensions are 11 X 9″, Perfect Bound soft cover.
From Feeling to Observation; Drawings by Stephen Scott
This book is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Fine Arts at Saint Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the direction of William Forrestall and myself. It is the third book of this type by Williams publication entity Xeno-Optic. It is soft-cover, 8 × 8″, includes 42 drawings, two essays and replies to a series of questions posed by students in William’s Fine Arts class. The essays are by Robert Barriault and Virgil Hammock. The drawings cover a span of time throughout my career, and are for the most part unexhibited working drawings, field notes or idea notations. They comprise the subject of landscape, or non-figurative elements in the natural world.
For a more in-depth look, go to my updates page. https://stephenscott.ca/2019/04/from-feeling-to-observation-a-book-of-working-drawings/
Surface Reflections: The Paintings of Stephen Scott
This book was commissioned in an effort to provide a retrospective organization of my work from its university on. I had become uncomfortable with the idea that as my work had undergone many creative shifts I had avoided establishing a branded visibility, and hence what I had already considered to be a limitation due to regional associations was compounded by this. I also considered the lack of opportunity for general visibility due to being restricted within a small local market, and its lack of critical infrastructures. Bob Barriault has provided a brilliant analysis which not only helped pull together the threads of my creativity in a longitudinal study, but who also uncovered certain conditions and formal inclinations which underly my creative energies. In fact I embraced his revelations as a foundation of my own self-understanding going forward.
Contemporary Currents: Nine New Brunswick Artists
Off the Radar: Impressions of the contemporary New Brunswick art scene through Maine eyes
By Edgar Allen Beem in the Spring, 2016, issue of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s billie.
Interior page from billie.
Alden Nowlan; Selected Works
Alden Nowlan, oil on canvas, 47 X 47″ 2009
Page from Atlantic Books with illustration for frontispiece of anthology of poetry of Alden Nowlan by Brian Bartlett (which served as a study for a portrait of Alden Nowlan above) published by Goose Lane.
Stranger Still ~ Songs of Bread, Wine and Salt
See the following link to buy a digital or CD copy of this unique music. https://seethroughmusic.bandcamp.com/album/songs-of-bread-wine-and-salt
William Forrestall/Stephen Scott: The Reflective Gaze
Coyote WC-Press, Berlin. Limited Edition silkscreen book, 2011
Portraits: New Brunswick Painters
Peter Larocque, Peter Buckland, James Wilson. New Brunswick Museum; ISBN 9-780-9-19326-62-0, 2009
Celebrating 40 Years/Quarante ans, ça se fête
Stephen Scott; Works After Berlin
September 8–30, 2006 · Gallery 78
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