Scenery: Gardens, Bridges, Trucks, Turbines, and Willows

featuring Paul Scott & Andrew Raftery

March 22–April 4, 2015
Benson Hall Gallery
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

EVENTS
Thursday, March 26, 5–9:30pm
Reception

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.