Scott Wolniak

Not Just Another Pretty Face 2019

Program Overview

Artist

Scott Wolniak

My multi-disciplinary practice encompasses painting, drawing, video, and sculpture; in all media, I am concerned with building relationships and spaces that are contemplative and funny. These traits play out in different ways and at different speeds. I strive to create pictorial spaces that ask for and reward slow ways of looking.

The accumulation of small marks, chance operations and textural fragments creates optical energy, and embodies an off-kilter sort of life-force that I think of as my style. Disparate sources such as natural phenomena, urban decay, new-age symbolism and studiocraft merge to illuminate everyday life within a cosmic context.

The current emphasis in my studio is a long-term, on-going series of intricate graphite drawings based on sites and images from my immediate environment. Images are used as a model or jumping off point, then built up through a process of densely layered markmaking, erasing and redrawing. The process is designed to transform the imagery, producing energy and atmospheric effects. I am interested in the idea that small moments in time or cropped details of texture and light can open up to the vast, sublime or eternal. For commission, I would be interested in making drawings at a wide range of scales, based on an image or site of personal significance to the collector.

Website

www.scottwolniak.com

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Price

$1,000 - $10,000

For more information or to commission a unique work of art through Not Just Another Pretty Face, contact Maria Nelson at mnelson@hydeparkart.org or 773.324.5520 x1014.