Scott Cumberland : Exhibitions

Serious Whimsy

February 07 - March 05, 2019

Opening Reception Thursday, February 7, 2019 7 - 9 pm Artist Talk Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 3 pm 'The paintings in Serious Whimsy attempt to investigate the often tenuous and complicated relationship between the ‘decorative’ and abstract painting. Using the Rococo art movement as a point of reference, I combine decorative patterning with my continued interest in the ribbon motif. My intention is to tease out concepts associated with the Rococo: elaborate ornamentation, theatrical design, levity and indulgence. Ultimately, they are serious paintings about whimsy.'SC, 2018

Hold My Beer and Watch This...

December 10 - December 31, 2015

"'Hold My Beer and Watch This…' is part of an ongoing body of work that investigates the dynamic nature of memory by combining allusions to pop culture with the ribbon motif. The undulating, colourful ribbons function as a metaphor for a non-linear view of experience, time, and thought. Through the juxtaposition of these elements, my work explores the language of abstraction and themes of space, perception and time." Scott Cumberland 2015


November 15 - December 04, 2012

Scott Cumberland’s vibrant abstractions explore sculptural illusion and the materiality of acrylic paint. Ribbons of undulating colour gather, swirl, fold, and reverse direction to create rippled figures, floating amid atmospheric grounds. These twisted paths assume an impressive sense of volume, and create deep space against the surface of the canvas.

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Scott Cumberland

November 25, 2010

Gather Rumple Flex and Fold

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