Scott Belcastro 'Trying to be Neither'

  • Location:
    The Gallery in Venice, 74 Market Street, Venice, CA, California, 90291, US

[text=center]SCOTT BELCASTRO
Trying to be Neither

Curated by Stephanie Chefas
Opening Reception Saturday, October 20th 7-10pm
On View October 20th – November 3rd, 2012
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[text=left]On October 20th, The Gallery in Venice and curator Stephanie Chefas will present Trying to be Neither, a collection of new works by surrealist painter Scott Belcastro.

Trying to be Neither reflects the artist’s most personal work to date. Through an assemblage of original paintings, Belcastro explores the internal struggles one wrestles with on a daily basis as he or she confronts life’s uncertainties. “These paintings are my inner most thoughts and a way of expressing how I’m feeling most of the time,” states Belcastro. “In these paintings, I’ve put myself in various situations where I am at the mercy of something. I am weak, sometimes strong, sometimes nothing at all.”

Mood and things left unsaid rule Belcastro's world. In each painting he effectively captures a moment of innocence, but exposes how vulnerable and subject to change that moment is. Seemingly stark backgrounds are infinite in scope, overflowing with loneliness and doubt. Bold, explosive colors are used to display the artist’s frustration and confusion in dealing with his unsettled spirit. His majestic beasts stand as a pillar of strength against adversaries. Belcastro describes these paintings as the little guy feeling tall even if only for a precious second.

The opening reception for Trying to be Neither takes place on Saturday, October 20th from 7-10pm at The Gallery in Venice, and is open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through November 3rd, 2012.[/text][/text]