The title Polarities accurately describes Scot Heywood's new paintings. They are composed of multiple monochrome panels, with an inherent tension that exhibits contrasting properties. Often composed of four or five different panels, the new paintings employ two vertical bars which seem to move in a specific direction. These geometric planes of color and the interaction of refined surface techniques are the subject of Scot Heywood's exhibit at Frank Lloyd Gallery.
In the evolution of abstract painting and sculpture, the use of geometric form with a limited palette is widespread, ranging from early twentieth century Russian Suprematist compositions, to Mondrian's Neoplasticism, and finally to minimal paintings. Scot Heywood's work has been resolutely abstract for decades.
While Heywood's are indebted to the origins of geometric abstraction in such artists as Kasimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian, he has crafted a thoroughly personal interpretation. Heywood's exquisite attention to detail and presentation are evident in the careful placement of individual panels, as well as the refined diagonal layering of paint. Scot Heywood has been exhibiting his work in Los Angeles since 1986, and this will be his 15th one-person show. His work was recently included in the group exhibit, Marks and Movement: Five Painters, as well as over two dozen significant group exhibits, and is represented in the collection of the Frederick Weisman Foundation.
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