Friday, September 4, 2015

Iris Scott at Adelman Fine Art

Adelman Fine Art, a boutique contemporary art gallery located in Little Italy, will host a solo art show for finger painter Iris Scott, that will run from September 18th through October 2nd, 2015. The paintings for this show will include works that are part of the permanent collection at Adelman Fine Art along with new unreleased paintings. This collection will debut at Adelman Fine Art at a public reception on Saturday, September 19th from 7:00 p. m. – 9:00 p. m. RSVP required.

Iris takes a Maximalist approach with her paint-heavy finger painting technique and
rainbow of pigments, oftentimes incorporating over 100 different oil colors into a single
scene. Her paintings portray a dreamy yet dynamic world - a heightened, more lush
version of reality. "I want my paintings to be both an escape from our everyday life, and
an intensification of the recognizable,” says Iris Scott.

Iris Scott (b. 1984) is a finger painting artist based in New York City, Brooklyn. Iris makes
her color-saturated canvases burst with movement using a form of textural
Impressionism all her own, and without using a brush. “There’s nothing between me and
the paint – I feel all the tiny nuances. I can manipulate thick paint with my fingers in ways
brushes never could.”

Raised in the Pacific Northwest Rainforest near Seattle, Iris spent her childhood playing in and
exploring the craggy, untamed terrain. “There’s a denseness to those woods that has
stayed with me. The trees were draped in moss, play days were drenched with rain,
animal and plant life bloomed from every nook.” Her paintings of flora and fauna
emphasize what is dazzling, arresting, and even overwhelming about the natural world.

Her book Finger Painting Weekend Workshop hits stores in October 2015, and guides
people of all levels through Impressionistic finger painting. She also teaches once
monthly workshops from her studio in Brooklyn. Iris Scott finger paintings hang in
private, public and corporate collections worldwide. Adelman Fine Art represents Iris Scott in San Diego, California

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