Scott Allen Roberts Announces Preview of 'PERPETUUS,' Hudson Valley Inspired Contemporary Landscapes Thursday, November 15 at 198 Allen Street 6:00 - 8:30PM
October 23, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsNYC, NEW YORK. Artist Scott Allen Roberts announces his first preview of contemporary landscape paintings in an exclusive one night pop-up in Manhattan's dynamic Lower East Side. Drawing on personal life experiences, themes of mortality, existentialism, and the human condition dominate Roberts' bold and graphic artwork. The artist's allegorical works in acrylic and oil on canvas are peppered with symbolic artifacts employed to question where our actual and virtual lives intersect, and how we as a society have blurred the understanding between the two. While the ontological concepts in Roberts' work could be considered 'dark' territory, he explores them through bright, provocative, and compelling environments, something which can be seen in his ongoing and developing series 'PERPETUUS'.
The Hudson Valley is the backdrop for Roberts' art studio as well as the inspiration for the current work. Delving into a four chapter series exploring the journey of the seasons 'PERPETUUS' previews on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 198 Allen Street 6:00 - 8:30PM. The preview will open with a selection of works from chapters one and two- the winter and spring respectively. Chapter one, entitled 'The Dusk. The Twilight. The Eve.' examines the beautiful austerity of winter in upstate New York. Interior spaces look out to cold and barren landscapes rendered in radiant, colorful hues. Chapter 2, 'A Civil Twilight.' studies the spring, and a cycle of renewal in a vast country setting. Striking, stylistic foliage and florals make up vivid scenery in a frenzy of growth.
Scott Allen Roberts is a California native and graduate of the University of Southern California as well as Parsons the New School. He creates works in his studio in the Hudson Valley and lives between upstate New York and Manhattan. His artworks have been shown in group shows in New York and reside in the collections of clients worldwide. This preview marks Roberts' first solo viewing in New York City.