Good Children Gallery

4037 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117


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Scot Sinclair: Specere
Opening: Saturday January 14, 6 - 9 pm

Exhibition Dates: January 14 to February 5

Skopein, oil on canvas, 48" x 48"

Good Children Gallery is excited to present Specere, a solo exhibition of paintings by Scot Sinclair.

"Sinclair's Arena series, which he began pursuing in 2012, affirm the basic values of this artist, for whom painting, and specifically abstract painting, comes first. Highlighting essential matters like brushwork, layering, and process, Sinclair's paintings emanate from the artist's long-standing concern with experiences of mass spectacle and spectatorship, from the perceptions of the urban stroller amid the crowd to large-scale sporting events. Without directly representing or illustrating such phenomena, his paintings at once affirmatively explore moments of spectatorship as instances of collective and even euphoric belonging and keep such forms at a critical distance, aware of some of the dangers, including the potential for mass delusion and manipulation, they can entail. Such work fluctuates between the act of the mass-experience and the individual encounter, provoking the viewer to have a simultaneous public and singular confrontation with the painting."

-- Chris Bennett, Art Historian -University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Scot Sinclair received an MFA in Painting from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and his BFA with Honors in Painting from the Grays School of Art Aberdeen, Scotland. Upon leaving his undergraduate studies Scot was selected for the eight person Phillips International Auctioneers “Young Scottish Painters” Exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland, since then he has exhibited in national and international juried exhibitions and was one of four artists shortlisted for Aspect Painting Prize Winners Exhibition held at the Fleming Collection, London.

Born in Johnstone, Scotland, he now lives in Lafayette Louisiana, where he works as an Associate Professor and runs the painting concentration in the Visual Arts department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Curated by Brian Guidry. For more information contact Scot Sinclair at .

Terrain, oil on canvas, 72" x 72"