WORKS ON PAPER, 1940s
November 16 - December 17, 2016
January 4 - 28, 2017
In these lively gouaches, watercolors, and monotypes made in the late 1930’s and 1940’s Rolph Scarlett (1889-1984) explores an ecstatic material expression with his signature hallucinatory palette. Each of these intimate works is a tableau of moving shapes of pure pigment connecting for a second in time and space.
Born in Guelph, Ontario, Rolph Scarlett had a long, creative career in jewelry, painting, theatrical scene production in Hollywood and industrial design including his invention of a target guided missile for the War Department in England. He died in Woodstock, NY, having exhibited in over 100 exhibitions during his lifetime.