Opening reception: September 13, 5 - 8pm
Location: 3637 West Alabama, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77027
Octavia Art Gallery, Houston is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition featuring new work by gallery artist Regina Scully. Scully’s exhibition, entitled Translations, opens September 13th and marks Octavia’s new expansion into the Lone Star state. It will be the first show at the new Houston gallery space in Hollywood Square on West Alabama.
For Translations, New Orleans-based artist Regina Scully will present a curated selection of recent paintings on canvas and paper. Inspired by the idea of the artist as a recorder and translator of the imagination, Scully creates unique and vibrant imaginary landscapes. She excavates her mind as she paints, and allows both distant and recent memories of environments, objects, forms, and color to be intuitively expressed. In working with material from the imagination and memory, some components of Scully’s imagery directly references our known reality while other elements feel more abstract and symbolic.
Hybridizing these various, sometimes-diverse parts, into a harmonic whole is a driving force behind Scully’s work. Using purposeful, calligraphic strokes to challenge perspective by slicing up space and rebuilding it, the artist correspondingly employs delicate or bold marks and lines to emphasize rhythm and movement amongst the intricate and condensed imagery. An on-going dialogue between abstraction and representation, Scully’s paintings resonate between the mysterious unknown and the comforting familiar, and endeavor to translate one to the other.
Regina Scully was born in Norfolk, Virginia and received her B.F.A. in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and her M.F.A. from University of New Orleans. Recent solo exhibitions were Entrance at C24 Gallery, New York, NY, and Terra Incognita at Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA. In June, her work was exhibited in Pulse New York and featured at the San Francisco Art Market. Scully’s paintings are in private and public collections including the Microsoft Art Collection, The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.