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The sculptor is subtle in his choice of forms, disciplined in his construction of the sculptures and direct in his presentation of color. "Bird in Arras VII," with its mix of intense orange and yellow colors, simply lights up the museum's first floor. It's part of a sextet, a group of six sculptures each noteworthy in itself.Interplay between colors is only one of [Tim Scott]'s strategies for exploring various hues. In several of the sculptures, metal components back up, hold up or support acrylics. In "Bird in Arras III," a long bar extends behind the sheets and is intersected by five tubes. And in "Bird in Arras VII," steel tubes link acrylic sheets, each with a rectangular shape."Bird in Arras III" takes on different guises depending on the viewer's position. From one angle, it looks ready to tip over while from another side it appears solidly constructed. From a third angle, there's an illusion of acrylic sheets sliding up and down the bar that anchors the sculpture.

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Hue and Cry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Purple haze: Tim Scott’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “Wine” brightens up a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     dreary late winter with its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     shades of purple.
Color and chaos inform two current shows at the Everson


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       culptures made large and small com-                                 The sculptor is subtle in his choice of
       prise Tim Scott—The Sixties: When                               forms, disciplined in his construction of the
       Colour Was Sculpture, on display                                sculptures and direct in his presentation of
through April 11 at the Everson Museum of                              color. “Bird in Arras VII,” with its mix of
Art, 401 Harrison St. The exhibit presents                             intense orange and yellow colors, simply
both six large-scale pieces created during                             lights up the museum’s first floor. It’s part of a
the 1960s and several much smaller sculp-                              sextet, a group of six sculptures each notewor-
tures from Scott’s “House of Clay” series, a                           thy in itself.
body of work begun just a few years ago.                                   Interplay between colors is only one of
   Scott’s large pieces show him to be com-                            Scott’s strategies for exploring various hues.
fortable in multiple roles: as a sculptor with                         In several of the sculptures, metal components
an innovative approach to the medium, as a                             back up, hold up or support acrylics. In “Bird
builder with a poet’s sensibility, and as an                           in Arras III,” a long bar extends behind the
artist proficient in design and execution. He                          sheets and is intersected by five tubes. And
combines metal tubes and rods with acrylic                             in “Bird in Arras VII,” steel tubes link acrylic
sheets, creating designs with a practical bent.                        sheets, each with a rectangular shape.
Scott uses nuts and bolts, screws, bars and                                Other motifs emerge as well. In some of
other devices to hold together sculptures so                           the pieces, tubes intersect, enclose or even
large they are rarely exhibited.                                       pierce colors. In “Sestina,” a standout within
   At the same time, the work isn’t intended                           the show, tubes provide an underpinning for
                                                                       sheets and objects made from metal. A purple                             an extremely long work of art, brings to mind                              wire, flowers painted white, a mass of cable
to merely evoke beams or building techniques.                                                                                                   a ship gliding on the sea; the sculpture seems                             unbound and unruly, and, on the far wall,
Scott’s acrylic sheets offer colors ranging                            sheet extends away from the sculpture, and
                                                                       it’s easy to fantasize the sheet trying to escape                        to move through the gallery.                                               video images of Chittenango Falls in the
from ultra-bright orange to fuchsia, from                                                                                                          “Bird in Arras III” takes on different guises                           midst of a winter thaw.
radiant red to gray and brown. In addition, he                         yet unable to do so.
                                                                           Even more importantly, Scott is able to                              depending on the viewer’s position. From one                                   On one level, the installation creates an
paints many of the rods and tubes in subdued                                                                                                    angle, it looks ready to tip over while from                               unsettling environment full of light and shad-
colors.                                                                play with large-size sculptures and convey a
                                                                       sense of flow or movement. “Quinquereme,”                                another side it appears solidly constructed.                               ow, where everything is in flux. On another,
                                                                                                                                                From a third angle, there’s an illusion of                                 it raises questions about order and chaos, our
                                                                                                                                                acrylic sheets sliding up and down the bar that                            ability to recognize and adapt to change, our
                                                                                                                                                anchors the sculpture.                                                     emotional response to new situations. Among
      Results of the latest Syracuse New Times contest,                                                                                            Scott’s clay sculptures, made four decades                              other things, the installation challenges view-
  where we asked readers to wrestle with the thorny question:                                                                                   after he created the large works, document his                             ers to think about more than day-to-day con-
                                                                                                                                                latest project, reminding viewers that his work                            siderations.

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                                                                                                                                                continues to evolve. Only a small selection                                    Pepper’s work, which runs through April
                                                                                                                                                of the stoneware sculptures is on display, but                             4, is a fine kickoff for “The Edge of Art,” a
                                                                                                                                                that’s hardly surprising: the exhibit intends to                           brand-new Everson Museum series. Its exhib-
                to have a beer at lunch?                                                                                                        showcase the larger works. On that count, it
                                                                                                                                                does very well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           its will feature contemporary works by artists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           living in New York state.
                                                                                                                                                   Meanwhile, Jen Pepper’s site-specific                                       The Everson is open Tuesdays to Fridays
  10. The answer is 7 simple words: Monday,                  5. When you win a contest with the
                                                                                                                                                installation, that which cannot be held, has                               and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturdays,
      Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,                              Syracuse New Times for a free lunch.
                                                                                                                                                taken over the Robineau Gallery. Viewers                                   10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call
      Friday, Saturday, Sunday.                                                                 —S. Empringham
                                                                                                                                                will encounter a curtain of finely crocheted                               474-6064.                                     o
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                                                                                                                                                 RICHARD RUSSO                                                                                             MAR 16
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