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Upcoming Exhibitions

Scott Noel
Mythologies: Paintings 1995-2015

August 6 - November 14, 2015

Scott Noel is a prolific painter of cityscapes, still lifes, portraits, figures and elaborate mythological constructions. This exhibit at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University presents thirteen of Noel's large-scale classically inspired works. Noel paints exclusively from direct observation. In his contemporary retellings of Greek and Roman history and myth, he locates his Arcadia in his studio in Manayunk, a suburb of Philadelphia. His models are local artists, students, family members and friends who play out relationships codified in thousands of years of verse and pictorial history.

Scott Noel is an Associate Professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This exhibition is curated by Elise Schweitzer, Assistant Professor of Art, Hollins University, who is a former student of Scott Noel, and a contributing essayist to the accompanying catalogue.

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Scott Noel, Octavia and Antonia Divide the Empire (detail), 2009. Oil on linen. 72 x 108". Courtesy of the artist.



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