Motivated by paint, Scott Everingham seeks to create environments that are both tangible and indeterminate, acting as modes of escape to fictional or alternative realities. While he draws inspiration from literary and theatrical fiction, his approach to the development of a painting is impulsive and instinctual, with each mark informing the next. As the artist pointed out, his brushwork "is intended to involve an audience into the completion of a work. Rather than concealing the process, the aim is to expose the autonomy of paint, producing work that is both deliberate and spontaneous" Everingham's ambiguous, unfamiliar settings - with broken structures and windows illogically opened to sunsets or oceans - may suggest an insecure state of being, but may also bear moments of utopian renewal.
Everingham holds a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, and an MFA from the University of Waterloo, and was a semi-finalist in the 11th RBC Painting Competition that exhibited at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Art Toronto 2009, and The Power Plant in Toronto. He recently won the Sylvia Knight Award for Studio Excellence from the University of Waterloo, and Best Painting at the 48th Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
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Scott Everingham and James Olley were both part of the exhibition POST, presented at the Univerversity of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) last month. The exhibition featured recent artworks by 11 MFA Alumni, each of whom has established a significant professional practice as a visual artist since graduating.
The MFA Alumni are featured in this new exhibition at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery. Scott Everingham and James Olley are both included in POST featuring recent artworks by 11 Alumni who have received the Keith and Winifred Shantz Internship Award.
A preview of the new Scott Everingham's exhibition in the Corduroy Magazine, published in New York City !