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April 2014

Found: mixed-media paintings on steel by Michael Scott

April 25 to June 7, 2014

David Richard Gallery, 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe. 983-9555

Reception: Friday, April 25, 5 to 7 pm.


Michael Scott’s interest in the Holy Mother Virgin Mary began over the course of five weeks in 2013 when he was spending time in the churches of San Migual Allende and Mexico City. He was impressed and mystified by the powerful effects of prayer and faith, as evidenced in the attitudes of the supplicants as they engaged with images of Mary. For Scott, the Holy Mother became a vessel of beautiful, gentle, and poetic energy, and thus did Mary come to be the subject of this present body of work. This inspiration seems typical of Scott’s predilection for exploring both human frailties and large capacities in the manner of a staged, theatrical presentation. In this case, the star performer is Mary: Mary as Mother, Mary as Virgin, and Mary as Lover. Scott invites the viewer to encompass these three aspects of the feminine principle simultaneously. A main feature of this kaleidoscopic body of work owes its seductive powers to the way the stainless steel surfaces have facilitated luminosity to bloom forth from the images—a rippling radiance that is at once captivating, mysterious, and compelling. Scott is exploring the underpinnings of religious preoccupation in these thirteen large-scale mixed-media works and, specifically, how the feminine principle lends itself to that path of investigation.

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