Regina Scully at work in her New Orleans studio
Regina Scully is a New Orleans-based painter long known for her complex, abstract landscapes that represent multiple levels of society, its physical structures and its inhabitants moving about amongst them. Over the years, her Mindscape and Inner Journey series have both evolved to focus more deeply on the individual figures moving through her canvases and the threads and strings of unseen energy connecting them to each other and the earth.
Now, with even more concentrated time alone in her studio, Scully has continued her exploration of these dynamics in a painting process that she likens to playing music, the stroke and touch of the brush hitting the canvas like a drum, powered by dance-worthy rhythms. In one of her newest pieces, Mindscape 29, one can feel the complex web of energies rippling throughout the composition, encompassing a range of expressions from convulsing landscapes to precisely patterned details. This multi-leveled universe conjures a complex set of experiences influenced by the legacy of Scully’s training in the precise arts of jewelry making and Japanese brush painting, her willingness to freely channel intense waves and bursts of emotion and her use of small figures reminiscent of Mexican prayer dolls called milagros, invoking wishes and dreams.
As Scully’s work continues to evolve, it’s exciting to know that the presence of these small figures in her canvases is leading to three-dimensional sculptural elements to be incorporated into upcoming projects. Here then is a look at the evolution of her dynamic expressions of self and interconnectedness against the backdrop of a chaotic and unpredictable world, including a peek at what’s to come. We look forward to seeing what happens next as she channels a much needed universal consciousness into her unique artistic practice.
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Mindscape 29, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 80in. (129.5 x 203cm)
Mindscape 28, 2019, acrylic on panel, 21 x 48in. (53.3 x 121.9cm)
Mindscape 27, 2019, acrylic on panel, 36 x 44in. (91.4 x 111.8cm)
Mindscape 26, 2019, acrylic and transparencies on canvas, 51 x 72in. (129.5 x 182.9cm)
Mindscape 11, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72in. (152.4 x 182.9cm)
Inner Journey 33, 2019, etching on Stonehenge cotton rag paper, 14.75 x 11in. (37.5 x 27.9cm)
Edition 2 of 20
Inner Journey 32, 2019, etching on Stonehenge cotton rag paper, 8.75 x 11.75in. (22.2 x 29.8cm) Edition 2 of 20
Inner Journey 11, 2018, acrylic on Stonehenge 100% cotton rag paper, 22 x 30in. (55.9 x 76.2cm)
Inner Journey 1, 2017, acrylic on Stonehenge 100% cotton rag paper, 37 x 48.5in. (94 x 123.2cm)
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