With his latest BRG exhibition, “Sharp/Blunt,” Scott Finch uses two different mediums to tell different parts of the same story over and over again in different ways. The first, works created using china markers and paper, see the artist channel intuitive urges with the artist intentionally snuffing out temptations to fall back on well-worn ideas. The second style observed in this single body of work results from the artist’s use of scratchboards where he has layered imagery produced by gouging the india ink surface of a prepared board. Here, textures and volumes appeal to the tactile cravings of the viewer’s eye. As Finch puts it, “This appears to be two bodies of work, but it isn’t. This is one vision filtered through two different processes as the spirit moves. The pendulum swings to extremes but it remains tethered to the same center all the time.”
A BRG artist member since 2002, Finch received his Masters of Fine Arts at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. He has been featured by the Critic's Choice Exhibition at the Dallas Visual Art Center, the Fleisher Art Challenge at the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, and the Gulf South Regional Artists Exhibition at Bridge for Contemporary Art in New Orleans. His professional experience includes: East Baton Rouge Parish School System, Talented Visual Artist; Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Adjunct Faculty; Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, Adjunct Faculty; Texas Sculpture Association, Dallas, Executive Director.