Interiors – Sean Scully

August 17, 2017

Sean Scully is an abstract artist known for creating geometric color-field paintings with his own gestural, almost figurative style of brushwork. While many other geometric color-field painters are known for hard, defined edges between shapes, in Scully’s work, lines blur as forms bleed between each other. The following three interior schemes are inspired by Scully’s work.

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Sean Scully Interior Scheme I

Artwork: Doric Blue Blue by Sean ScullyMayor Sofa by Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen for &tradition21 Series 7 Pendant Chandelier by BocciPole Light by Matthew Hilton for De La EspadaJey Table by Francesco Rota for LapalmaBrody Low Back Armchair by PinchMinimalista Coffee Table by Blu DotAgra Knot Rug by Armadillo&Co

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Sean Scully Interior Scheme II

Artwork: Doric Sea by Sean Scully; Marble Table by Ferm Living; Capo Lounge Armchair by Neri & Hu for De La Espada; Husk Weave Rug by Armadillo&Co; Flask Floor Lamp by Blu Dot; Swole Table by Blu Dot; Lodge Chandelier by Workstead; Tailor Sofa by Rui Alves for Menu

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Sean Scully Interior Scheme III

Artwork: Small Horizontal Robe by Sean Scully; Gala 7220 Chandelier by Rich Brilliant Willing; Afteroom Lounge Chair by Menu; Mulberry Tripod Floor Lamp by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co; Port Side Table by Gabriel Tan for DWR; Hadley Hall Sofa by Holly Hunt; Solapa Slim Table by Jon Gasca for Stua; Leila Rug by Armadillo&Co

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GEOFORM – JanKossen Gallery

July 16, 2017

River of Five Colors was selected for GEOFORM, a group exhibition organized by JanKossen Gallery and Arte Ponte. The exhibition is on view July 13 through August 18, 2017 at 529 W 20th Street in New York City.

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Kingdom

July 04, 2017

Exploring motifs from ancient architecture and the animal kingdom, this series addresses our tendency to choose sides and organize around symbols. Heroes and villains, gods and monsters — who do we align ourselves with, and who do we oppose? Our allies or our enemies — the walls we build around ourselves and between each other are sometimes fraught with meaning, but often more arbitrary than we would like to believe. I am often tempted to look to the natural world as a model for how humans should interact, but even in nature, there is just as much conflict as there is cooperation.

Gate I

Gate I, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 23 inches

Gate II

Gate II, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 26 inches

Castle I

Castle I, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 28 inches

Castle II

Castle II, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30 inches

Monarch

Monarch, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 34 x 32 inches

Viceroy

Viceroy, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Serpent

Serpent, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 40 inches

Sphinx

Sphinx, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 22 inches

Kingdom

Kingdom, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 22 inches

 

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SUN / WATER / WIND

May 26, 2017

Art and the Aesthetics of Ecology in the Built Environment

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Below is the abstract and full PDF document for my thesis written as part of my Master of Arts in Sustainable Interior Environments.

Abstract

With building construction and operation accounting for such a significant percentage of material and energy consumption, green building design is essential to a sustainable future. Green building design strategies include ample daylighting, stormwater retention and reuse, natural ventilation, and the use of renewable energy sources. While these technological strategies are key to reducing our negative ecological impact, a sustainable future must also include a cultural component built around a deeper collective understanding of our relationship with the natural environment. In promoting this understanding, architects and designers can play an important role in the way they design the built environment, not just through technological strategies, but also through aesthetic ones.

Sunlight, water, and wind are all sources of renewable energy. In addition, these natural elements are taken into consideration in green building design through the evaluation of daylighting, water consumption and runoff, natural ventilation, and indoor air quality. In addressing the relationship between humans and the natural environment, these elements (sun, water, and air) not only apply to energy and environmental impact in building design, but are also natural resources that all living things depend on. I propose that through integrating ecological art features which somehow engage with these natural forces, architects and designers can enhance the experience of the built environment, to illustrate its interaction with the natural environment, and our relationship with other living things.

Full Document: SUN / WATER / WIND PDF

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Wide Open – BWAC

May 22, 2017

Blocks I-IV were selected for Wide Open at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC). The show is on view May 13 through June 18, 2017 at 481 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Keyhole Columns

May 20, 2017

This public work consists of 16 vertical columns arranged in a 4 by 4 grid, with each column containing 18 openings. Viewers can walk between the columns observing the changes in light and shadow throughout the day and year. The columns are constructed from reclaimed railroad ties, and can be easily assembled, disassembled, and transported.

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Keyhole Columns, 2017, Reclaimed railroad ties, 25 x 25 x 11 feet

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Castle

This public work consists of 3 foot by 3 foot stacks of reclaimed timber arranged in a step pyramid pattern modeled after a bismuth crystal. The piece is designed to be climbed on and is easily assembled, disassembled, and transported.

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Castle, 2017, Reclaimed timber, 39 x 36 x 18 feet

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A Dark Wood – Noyes Arts Garage

February 18, 2017

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A Dark Wood, originally presented by Curious Matter and Art House Productions in Jersey City, is now on view at Stockton University‘s Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City. Black Lake was selected for this group exhibition organized around the theme of seeking guidance and direction in times of crisis.

On view January 13 through April 23, 2017 at 2200 Fairmount Ave in Atlantic City, NJ

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Trees of Life and Evil Eyes – Abrazo Interno Gallery

December 10, 2016

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Eye (2014) was selected for Trees of Life and Evil Eyes, a contemporary take on superstition, symbols, and mysticism. The exhibition was organized by Yiddish New York, curated by Tine Kindermann and Deborah Ugoretz, and hosted by Abrazo Interno Gallery.

On view December 8 through 28, 2016 at 107 Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side

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Interiors – Kenneth Noland

November 25, 2016

Kenneth Noland is a key figure in American abstract art, best known for his role in the Color Field painting movement of the 1940s and 50s. Using stripes, chevron patterns, and concentric circles, he explored the way adjacent colors interact with each other. Later in his career he began working with shaped canvases, creating dynamic, asymmetrical compositions. These three interiors are inspired by the clean, angular appearance of these works.

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Ring (1977) by Kenneth Noland

Grasshopper Floor Lamp in Blue/Grey by Greta Grossman for Gubi, Bennington Pendant in White Oak by Hollis + Morris, Note Floor Lamp with Table in Light Grey by Blu Dot

Swept Sofa in Thurmond Light Grey by Blu Dot, 16″ Side Table in Satin Carrara Marble by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, Large Polygon Wire Table by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, Katrin Chair with Fur in White by Carlo Colombo for Arflex, Field Lounge Chair in Edwards Navy by Blu Dot

Cemento Oak Flooring by Listone Giordano, Lori Silk Rug in Banana Ink by Warp & Weft

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Second (1979) by Kenneth Noland

Counterweight Pendant in Ash by Fort Standard for Roll & Hill, Polaris Tri Floor Lamps in Maple and Walnut by Bower

Pi Small Side Table in White Ash/White by Blu Dot, Dyngja 3-Seater Sofa by Erla Solveig Oskarsdottir for Getama, Tavolo 032 Table by DIMORESTUDIO, Toro Lounge Chair in Day by Blu Dot, Womb Chair and Ottoman in Sprout Melange by Eero Saarinen for Knoll, Mini O Table in Black Steel/Green Marble by OX Denmarq

Angora Shag Rug in Ivory by Warp & Weft, Cashmere Oak Flooring by Listone Giordano

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Vault (1976) by Kenneth Noland

Counterweight Floor Lamp in Ash/Brass by Fort Standard for Roll & Hill, Float Chandelier by Bower, IC F1 Floor Lamp in Brass by Michael Anastassiades for Flos

Bonnie Leather Sofa in Ink by Blu Dot, Moire Side Tables by Bower, Tavolo 063 Table by DIMORESTUDIO, Plateau Side Table by Blu Dot, Havana Wing Chair by Busk + Hertzog for SOFTLINE, Poltroncina 072 Chair by DIMORESTUDIO

Testa Di Moro Oak Flooring by Listone Giordano, Linear Rug in Aloo Natural by Warp & Weft

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