W. Scott Miles | Roxie Ray | Susan Petty
Roxie Ray, Susan Petty, and W. Scott Miles present their individual representations of the theme of “Elements” in this exhibition of paintings and video installations that explore the intersections of visual abstraction and multimedia explorations. The theme of “elements” flows through these works, connecting three diverse artistic visions.
Scott Miles believes that we are all bound by the confines of time and space, but an artist can break those confines to present a new vision. He uses this idea to manipulate time and space through slow-motion video and macro-imaging to challenge the viewers’ perceptions and relationships with the world around them.
His video installation piece, Tension | Release, presents a slow-motion video visual with a music track by Another Electronic Musician. The video projection is coupled with a reflecting pool to provide a visual experience of contrasting time scales. The piece uses close-up water imagery that serves as a metaphor for the cycle of building and releasing tension and stress that is part of the human condition in today’s society.
A second video installation, Immersion, continues to break spatial and temporal scale to challenge the viewer’s sense of size and place in a transformative environment.
My intention beyond the elements of shapes, textures, colors, and line is to evoke an emotional response in me. The ultimate aim is to find my truth and what motivates in my discovery process are water and Farm Workers. My sanctuary is water and where I most feel alive. The Farm Workers vocalize my generational and inherited feelings of being autonomous and marginalized. Two totally different subjects that are elemental parts of me.
The impetus for my work in this exhibit is focused on the the paradox of images which are at once both simple and complex. The patterns of simple subjects, the glimmer of water, or the surface of tree bark rendered in complex detail. I will be working in three mediums, oil, graphite and watercolor.
“Light Waves” by Susan Petty
6′ x 7′ oil on canvas
Painting photographed by W. Scott Miles, The Scientific Photographer.
Please join us for the opening reception
Saturday, November 3, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Individual representations of the theme of “Elements” in this exhibition of paintings and video installations that explore the intersections of visual abstraction and multimedia explorations. The theme of “elements” flows through these works, connecting three diverse artistic visions.
Artist Talk by W. Scott Miles
“Using Technology for Artistic Expression”
to next Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Scott leverages technology to present experiential video installations that could not have been created without advanced imaging systems. As a Photography MFA teacher, Scott worked with his students to explore the connections between the media and the message in their artwork. He will discuss how technology influences and enables artistic expression, and how artists choose technology that best suits their expression.
Elements on exhibit November 2 to December 15, 2018
Studio Channel Islands Art Center
2222 E. Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010