J. Scott Nicol has always told a story with his art...so it makes sense that his latest series tells those stories with books.
N. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
Huckleberry Fine Art, located in the DC Metro area, will be hosting Pop-Artist, J. Scott Nicol, November 8-10, and displaying his latest series of thematic-book art. The artist will be painting live as well as speaking about his process and technique. Nicol's art embodies today's and yesterday's popular culture depicting events and figures displayed on books as if they we on a shelf. For more details about the show and receptions, visit http://www.huckleberryfineart.com.
J. Scott Nicol has always told a story with his art throughout career, whether in commercial or fine art, so it makes sense that his latest series tells those stories with books. Nicol utilizes book spines on a shelf to portray his vision. Photorealistic in style, each oil painting captures the three dimensionality of the book with normal wear, tears and the occasional scotch tape. With careful use of color and composition the art pops off the canvas.
Each of his paintings in the series is thematic. Much like a bookstore or library organizes its books into categories; Scott creates his book paintings into themes based on Popular Culture organized by years, such as “1969,” art history, as seen in “Pop Art”, biographical themes like “Tormented Genius”, and travel themes organized by city, shown in “New York, New York.”
As the premier art gallery in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Huckleberry Fine Art not only publishes limited edition signed and numbered prints for Nicol, and other artists, but they also specialize in finding emerging artists locally and internationally. Since its existence, the gallery has been exhibiting a vast collection of vibrant oil and acrylic paintings, sculpture, photography, art books and custom framing.
The "Craft Beer and Pigs-in-a-blanket" receptions for J. Scott Nicol will be held at Huckleberry Fine Art, November 8 and 9th from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. both nights. The artist will be painting live both nights and sharing his process and ideas with gallery goers.