March 12 through May 13, 2015
Sunday, April 12
5:00 ~ 6:00 pm
Library Lobby and 2nd Floor Gallery
About the Artists
Nature is the inspiration for much of William Scully’s (b. 1967) photographic work and he enjoys seeking out and probing into the hidden areas of the natural world. With an approach to art that is both exploratory and repetitive he seeks gesture in nature by wandering natural realms with his camera and sampling the many variations in light and atmosphere that change with time and season and weather. The sensual quality of his artwork reflects the physicality that connects him to the environment during his photo making experiences. He is particularly drawn to water and conditions with unusual light and these elements are featured in most of his compositions.
An avid SCUBA diver, William has travelled with his camera to such exotic locations as Borneo, the Galapagos Islands, and the Egyptian Red Sea, but he finds the local kettle ponds on Cape Cod to be one of the best resources for his underwater artistic compositions. In 2011 William enjoyed success winning the non-professional ‘Nature Photographer of the Year’ title in the International Photography Awards, and the Gold Medal in the PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, based upon a series of photographs taken in Truro’s Great Pond.
Raised in Western Massachusetts, William is based in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and Truro, on Cape Cod.
As an artist, I work to describe the life of lines- the visual stimulants that turn me on and drive me to paint. Not unlike what bouncy fingers can do on a piano, my lines should vibrate, has music. I am also interested in the tension between translucency and opaqueness, the positive and negative space, or the reverse of the positive and the negative space.
Calligraphy: In addition to their symbolic meaning, Chinese characters possess aesthetic qualities and appeal to the psyche. In my calligraphy work, I try to reveal the deeper meaning of words by energizing the strokes.
Trees: I have been observing and painting trees since childhood and am conscientious about the crisis confronting trees. As tree branches provide numerous inspirations for line arrangements, it is similar to the influence of Chinese calligraphy on me.
I take my brush strokes seriously. This approach comes from my long-term interest in calligraphy. Most often, however, it is the unintentional strokes - the precipitated accidents, that magically reveal a deeper dynamic. Juggling this interplay between intention and accident unleashes the alchemy of my media, and the rhythm and message of my work.
This exhibit would not be possible without assistance from the Friends of the Bedford Public Library.
Arts Steering Committee
Exhibit Hours :
Monday-Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6
(closed Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day)
The exhibits and the receptions are sponsored by the Arts Steering Committee, the Friends of the Library and the Bedford Free Public Library.