Monday, September 12, 2011

Deborah Scott / Waiting for Prince Charming

"The Girl Would Believe Anything", 2011, by Deborah Scott
Oil on canvas, 24" x 18", image via artist

Deborah Scott just opened up her show Waiting for Prince Charming at the Georgetown All City Coffee.
"This latest body of work, Waiting for Prince Charming, features her signature oil paintings, with a fairytale narrative theme. Often employing mixed media on larger than life substrates that demand attention, Scott sends a message that is whimsical if not tongue in cheek. Enthralled by universal human behavior and the connectivity therein she places herself in tandem with her sitter as they reveal a story both fact and fiction."
Snow White", 2011, by Deborah Scott
Oil on canvas, 60" x 36", image via artist

I love Deborah's updated takes on fairy tales. Her pieces read like found paintings that she's altered. It's the thing that I like in Banksy's work--there's always a bit of the unexpected. They always feel like dreams to me because she creates these surreal landscapes populated with things like Little Red Riding Hood carrying a Target bag or a (post-coital perhaps) Michigan J. Frog dancing his way off-screen.

Waiting for Prince Charming by Deborah Scott
All City Coffee (Georgetown)
September 10 - November 5
Artist reception* October 21, 7pm
(*and poetry reading/book signing with Jeannine Hall Gaily)

1 comment:

Lesley said...

I am a huge fan of Deborah's work and this new series is so exciting. Can't wait to see what she does next!