NEW AMERICAN SCENERY: The Art of Paul Scott

Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY August 13th, 2022 – January 3rd, 2023

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ON VIEW

In this exhibition, artist Paul Scott assesses the American landscape from a contemporary approach, one that deals with issues of globalization, energy generation and consumption, capitalism, and immigration, as well as the human impact on the environment.

Paul Scott is an English artist who lives and works in Cumbria, UK. He appropriates traditional blue and white transferwares to make contemporary artwork for 21st-century audiences. At the same time he commemorates and celebrates a rich, complex historical genre that is inextricably linked to wider visual and political cultures. Alturas Foundation supported the creation of New American Scenery as part of its Artist In Residence program. Other funders included Arts Council England, Ferrin Contemporary and RISD Museum.

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Image: “Cumbrian Blue(s), New American Scenery, Fleurs.de.sel’s New York”, 2019, 11 x 11 x 1″ (each), in-glaze screen print (decal) on salvaged Syracuse China with pearlware glaze.

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Produced by the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 2019

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

New American Scenery showcases the latest ceramic works by the contemporary Cumbrian artist Paul Scott, featuring works of historical transferwares that have been updated for today’s audience.

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

This installation juxtaposes early 19th-century Staffordshire ceramic transferwares drawn from the shelves of the RISD Museum storage with new Cumbrian Blue(s) artworks. Replacing the porcelain works typically on view in the Lucy Truman Aldrich gallery, New American Scenery melds historic printed tablewares, altered antique ceramics, and reclaimed Syracuse China plates with new screenprints to update early transferware subjects for the 21st century.