The Frank Lloyd Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Scot Heywood: A Survey of Small Paintings on October 26th, 2013. This solo show will run concurrently with Santa Monica City College's fall exhibition in the Pete & Susan Barrett Gallery, titled Scot Heywood: A Survey of Large Paintings, 2006-2013. Together, these two shows will present a broader look at the career of this self-taught, Los Angeles-based artist.
Scot Heywood has pursued a course of non-representational, geometric abstract painting for over 30 years. Combining planes of color with his refined surface technique, Heywood has crafted a personal interpretation of the history of geometric abstraction. In the evolution of abstract painting and sculpture, the use of geometric form within a limited palette is widespread, ranging from early twentieth-century Russian Suprematist compositions, to Mondrian's Neoplasticism, and finally to minimal paintings.
Small but unexpected asymmetries and careful "notches" disrupt the smooth rectangularity of the artist's wood and canvas surfaces, creating a dialogue between form and color that implicates the space of the gallery. The white walls of the gallery become incorporated into the works, functioning as negative space. The relationships between the walls, the works, and the viewers are all held up for examination.
Scot Heywood has been exhibiting his work in Los Angeles since 1986, and this will be his third solo show at the Frank Lloyd Gallery. The show will be accompanied by a full-color catalog with an essay by Frances Colpitt. Heywood's 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.