New American Scenery

RISD Museum, Providence RI, in Raid The Icebox Now

September 13, 2019- September 6, 2020.

The Pottery and Porcelain Club presents Paul Scott: New American Scenery Lecture. November 14, 2019 from 11am-12pm.

Free and open to the public. More information here.


Albany Institute of Art & History, Albany, NY

September 16, 2020- January 3, 2021.

In the early nineteeth century, imported Staffordshire blue-and-white printed transferware formed part of the new media of their age. Collected at the beginning of the twentieth century as iconic depictions of the early, independent United States, many were later donated to public art museums inspiring a new wave of pictorial wares.

Over the last 5 years, with the aid of an Alturas Foundation Artist Award and Arts Council England support, Paul Scott has been investigating these transferwares as well as the contemporary landscape of the United States. An ongoing dialogue between documentary, historical, travel and artistic research has led to the creation of a new substantive body of artwork, New American Scenery.

In it, Scott references archives, objects, the motives, and thinking of original collectors as well as the post industrial landscapes of twenty-first century America. The new work deals with issues surrounding globalization, energy generation and consumption, capitalism and immigration, and other legacies of history. The artwork includes antique tablewares re-worked by selective erasure, re-glazing, and the addition of newly printed decals. Others involve the re-use of cut, broken fragments using collage and traditional restoration processes, as well as prints and other works on paper.

Learn more about PAUL SCOTT here