The Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery presents “The Waiting”, a solo exhibition of recent work by Scott Brodie. The exhibition will be installed in the gallery, and available for the public to view. In place of an on-site gallery reception, LGAP hosted a Live Talk with Scott Brodie on March 6th. You can view the Talk HERE.
About the Artist:
Scott Brodie has been painting what could be defined as the seemingly “ordinary” for most of his 40+ years as an artist. This exhibition will feature his most recent work, all created within the last year. They are observations of daily life, ranging from still life to landscape. Through the immediacy of his loose brush work, these deftly painted works capture the intimacy of meditative moments of observation of light and color. Depending on his subject, Brodie alternates his palette from bold saturated colors to warm soft light, accentuated with flecks of a warm ground color peeking through. Any object, such as a glass, a can, a chair, a plant, or a lawnmower, can be transformed into a celebration of painting.
He says: “The series titles, ‘Plague Spring,’ ‘Beached in the Backyard,’ and ‘The Waiting’ do refer to the pandemic, or more precisely to the state of existing during the pandemic, but they are open-ended and don’t dictate the subject matter… In terms of subject, there is only a tangential connection. I generally don’t favor ‘topical’ work, it tends to be newsy, literal, and has a short shelf life. But the staying-at-home and the waiting-for-it-to-pass have had an effect. For one, it got me out of the house to do some plein air work, but alas, only as far as my back yard”.
Scott Brodie earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Master of Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing from the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston. His recent exhibition include “Something” (2-Person show with Paul Mauren), Onandaga Community College Gallery, Syracuse, NY, 2020; “Affinities and Outliers”, University at Albany Art Museum, Albany, NY, 2020; “Roaring Twenties”, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY, 2020; “Holiday”, Labspace, Hillsdale, NY, 2019; “Artists of the Hudson Mohawk Region”, Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, 2019. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at Picotte Gallery, College of Saint Rose, Albany; Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY; Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA; Massry Center for the Arts, Albany, NY; Albany International Airport Gallery, Albany, NY; and Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. His awards include residencies at MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH; Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL; and a Dr. Arthur N. Collins Purchase Award from the “Artists of the Hudson-Mohawk Region”, Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY. Brodie retired from The College of Saint Rose in 2018, after 33 years as a Professor of Drawing and Painting. He currently lives in Niskayuna, NY. You can learn more about his work at https://www.scottbrodie.com.
The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY. Hours during exhibitions are Wednesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment.
Please NOTE: Regular Gallery hours may change due to COVID-19 public health concerns and protocols. For updates please call 518-323-5499 or email [email protected].
This exhibition is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Town and Village of Lake George; Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation; 518 Profiles; Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family Foundations, and LGAP members. Please Join us today!