When Canvas Salon and Gallery presents The Artwork of Scott Bye on Saturday April 28th from 6pm – 8:00pm, something a bit unexpected will be in store for art lovers.
Scott Bye is more commonly known throughout WNY for creating large scale sculptures from found, everyday materials. In execution, otherwise mundane items are transformed into smooth and curvaceous structures that meld seamlessly into landscape.
By contrast, This exhibition will showcase Scott’s exploration of geometric patterns reflective of traditional hex symbolism – divergent from his portfolio to-date but nevertheless an exciting foray into the elevation of basic shape.
A note from the Artist:
This new series of geometric gnomes was spawned from simplifying the figurative proportions into algorithmic abstraction. Gnomes to me, have always been a simple, yet allusive figure in mythology and our lives. They draw unknown happiness and somehow fit in the structure of society. I always feel they have something to tell or show us that we are unaware of, without being seen.
The mediums I used are as simple as the gnomes themselves. Wood and ink. I like this medium because it’s fast and permanent with brilliant colors. It also has this transparency to it that helps make the process easier. It leaves a clean crisp product that pops.
The event is free and open to the public at Canvas from 6pm – 8pm. Complimentary appetizers, wine and beer will be served by The Hollow Bistro and Brew. A truly interactive, interesting evening to meet the artist and get a first view of pieces available for purchase. Scott Bye’s artwork will be on exhibit and available for purchase at Canvas Salon & Gallery through the end of June 2018. Canvas is located on the corner of Main and Goodrich in the Willow Square Plaza in Clarence.