Feb. 6, 2023 — Celebrating reunions: Meet Scott Turri, practicing artist, arts writer, and Teaching Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Studio Art Department
Monday Morning Magic from Inkandescent® PR + Publishing Co. — As I shared last week, all month long at Inkandescent® we are celebrating love in all aspects of our lives. So it’s a pleasure to introduce you to an old high school friend and fellow senior class officer, Scott Turri, and celebrate what he’s accomplished in his life: https://beinkandescent.com/scott-turri/
Honoring classmates: Scott’s profile is one of a series introducing alumni from the class of 1982 featured in BeInkandescent.com, our health + wellness magazine. It’s inspiring to see the different paths we’ve all taken, and I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months: https://beinkandescent.com/columns/classmates
Today, we focus on this truly amazing artist who says: “Over the last 20 years, my process has entailed making digital images that become the model for my handmade paintings. Exploring the relationship between digital and analog has provided a treasure trove of material with which to work. An avid collector and maker, having amassed a substantial archive of photographs, drawings, and digital imagery, I mine this archive when making paintings and, more recently, animations. The work engages cycles of behavior by embracing the repetitive nature of existence. It shifts between external and internal stimuli focusing on imagery and ideas about home, place, and ritual within a nonlinear framework. Hailing from suburban Philadelphia, where I spent my formative years, I now call Pittsburgh home. Along with my art-making habit, I am also a self-taught drummer and have written for New Art Examiner, BOMB Magazine, and Afterimage. In addition, I am a Teaching Associate Professor in the Studio Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh and am currently represented by James Gallery.” Check out his work: www.scottturri.com.
We leave you with this parting thought: “When I think back to high school, I have many fond memories but also many cringe-worthy ones as well. I like to think that I have matured and become a better person over the years. I have certainly worked on it. But alas, I remain a flawed individual, something I remind my wife and daughters about often, and actually, they often point it out to me as well.”
Until next Monday: May you embrace the past with love, as you look toward the future with joy. — Hope Katz Gibbs, founder and president, Inkandescent® Inc. Inkandescent.us
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