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Paul Scott & Andrew Raftery in “Scenery”

Paul Scott & Andrew Raftery in
Scenery: Gardens, Bridges, Trucks, Turbines, and Willows

An exhibition of new work rising from transferware’s rich history of image and meaning.

Mar 22–April 4, reception Thurs, Mar 26, 5–9:30
Benson Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Scenery: Gardens, Bridges, Trucks, Turbines and Willows

This exhibition by Paul Scott and Andrew Raftery is the first time they have shown artwork together and comes after a ‘slow motion’ email conversation that has taken place across the Atlantic over the past five years. Their common interest is in the language of engraving realized in ceramic transferwares.

Raftery is working on a unique project which will result in the production of twelve limited edition printed plates depicting his gardening year. The exhibition shows his work in progress and includes drawings, wallpaper, engravings and the first plate in the series.

Scott is well known for his contemporary blue and white transferwares which update an historical genre to depict the contemporary landscape. In this exhibition the work is complimented by new garden and landscape collages involving sliced and edited details from familiar tableware patterns.