Teaparty

 

SCOTT PARENT

Artists Statement:

My paintings span a range of my interests for content and exhibit my predilection for narrative.  I play with my influences of pop culture, advertising and the media, especially porn and porn illustration.  Unlike heterosexual porn, which is too often weighed down by negative associations of subjugation, gay porn and erotica is generally celebrated as an inherent part of the gay subculture's vernacular.  It is this sex positive attitude that informs my work.  My paintings combine this sensibility with the use of color, technique and ironic humor to support my narratives of gay life and nature.  I season it all with my love of the painting tradition and history of high art and low.  Especially low.

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