Mary Sheldon
Mary Sheldon Scott: Paintings
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Opening Reception:
Friday, June 9th
5pm - 8pm

The Behnke Family Gallery
1077 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA
(corner of Lenora and Boren)

On view June 9 – August 12, 2023

Gallery hours: Thursdays & Fridays, noon – 7pm / Saturdays, noon – 6pm

Please join us for the opening of Mary Sheldon Scott: Paintings, the first exhibition in the 2023–24 series at the Behnke Family Gallery at Cornish College of the Arts. About the exhibit, Gayle Clemans, Cornish Art Department co-chair writes, “For over twenty years, Scott has woven deep ties with Cornish College of the Arts — having worked as executive assistant to three Presidents, taught as Visiting Faculty, and served as Interim Chair of the Dance Department — but her paintings may be a revelation to many. Her dance and choreographic work are likely more familiar to the Seattle arts community, along with her collaborative performance work with composer (and husband) Jarrad Powell. For more than five decades, while her public profession revolved around dance and performance, she has also forged a visual practice, making paintings and drawings in various studios, in a garden at her mother’s East Coast home, even here at Cornish in a rented studio in the Beebe Building.” 

The artist describes her own work in this way: “The presence of movement is essential in my work, and central to my process is the excavation and mapping of a tangible presence of energy. In the end what I seek is not the description of image but the story of movement unfolding within the two-dimensional field.”

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Exhibit curated by Robert Campbell

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