Emily Amy Gallery presents “Scott Ingram: Nail Polish Work,” featuring acclaimed local artist Scott Ingram. The show will include new nail polish drawings on paper as well as works on panel and large scale installation pieces. Scott Ingram: Nail Polish Work is Atlanta-based Ingram’s first solo exhibition at Emily Amy Gallery, and 3rd exhibition of this type of drawing. Ingram began working with the medium 12 years ago, and states, “for me the works are ultimately based in line and drawing. The lines that make up the pieces reflect ideas of human life for me. They all start the same and end the same, but it is the path that each unique line takes that creates the composition.”
Ingram’s nail polish work is rooted in line and color, with a focus on the modern art world. Drawing inspiration from an encounter with Ellsworth Kelly in the late 90s, Ingram has been experimenting with the results of a line being lead to take its course by gravity. While he chooses the size, color, and arrangement of each piece, the rest is left to chance as the nail enamel wanders down the surface area. To him, the colors become very personal during the selection process, but the same holds true for the viewer. Ingram explains, “So many times I hear men say, I had a car that color, or women attempting to match the color they are wearing. The challenge of creating the complex relationship between the colors and over all composition is very rewarding for me.” This exhibition with Emily Amy Gallery will be the first time the drawings have been exhibited in six years, and will consist of almost twenty new works. This upcoming exhibition will take a wider look at the modern art world, examining the works of Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol.
Ingram came to Atlanta in 1995. In 1999, he aided Ellsworth Kelly in the installation of one of his works at the Hight Museum of Art, which would inspire him for years to come. Ingram has shown widely in exhibitions and art fairs throughout North America and Europe. His work has been a favorite of magazine editors, gracing the pages of Metropolitan Home, InStyle, Art in America and 944 , to name a few. He was also the first artist to have work featured on the cover of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Many of Atlanta’s finest private collectors have been following Ingram’s work for years. His paintings are also featured in numerous public collections including the Ellis Hotel and the Neiman Marcus collection, among others.
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