Piece of the Story – Featuring the Work of Scott Sedar
The piece above is entitled Anniversary West (Garrett Couple #2). The piece is 30X20, and the materials include pencil, paper board, wall paper, gloss gel on card board. It is currently on display as part of the Annual Holiday Art Show at Results Gym, 315 G Street, SE, Washington, DC
For a number of years, life-drawing sessions and playful experiments have fueled my life as a painter. Ever since I read Painting from the Source, by Aviva Gold, I have experimented with materials and playful doodles as a way to start a painting. Simple lines in tempera paint often reveal faces or figures, which I develop further. These experimental works address a different part of the creative life. They are a considerable departure from plein air scenes that constitute many of my oil paintings and work in gouache. I bring this same playful approach to work on outdated wallpaper samples. I paint directly on old designs, as in “Lady’s Hat”, also part of the Results show. The experiments include reproducing wallpaper patterns in paint on my paintings or, as in this work, entitled “Anniversary West,” creating figures by cutting up various wallpaper samples.
I studied art and philosophy while at the University of Denver. I’ve had several teachers in the Washington DC, area most notably David Holt and Gerald Wartofsky. Their instruction has helped me broaden my interests and refine my technique. I had the honor and pleasure to be the 2010-2011 Artist-in-residence at the Evergreen Museum, part of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Previous exhibits of the work include shows at the Gaslight Theatre in Denver, Gala Hispanic Theatre, and the Mediterranean Café in Washington, DC; Metro Stage in Alexandria, VA, and the Bethesda Artist’s Gallery Café and the Writer’s Workshop, in Bethesda, MD. I’ve had two solo exhibits in private homes, one that featured my art in an article in the Washington Post Magazine, Fall Home and Design Issue. My work was also published in the magazines Chesapeake Home and Inspired House.
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