R. Scott Long exhibits new works in Kortman Gallery

February 3, 2010

"Bear," by R. Scott Long.

From press release

Multifaceted Rockford artist R. Scott Long presents new works in a Kortman Gallery exhibition opening Friday, Feb. 5. The exhibit, titled
So What?

features works created with thread, wax, linen, paper and canvas, resulting in intricate and detailed
drawings.

Long, who owns several vintage sewing machines,
draws

the images on paper or fabric, using the machine almost like a pencil or paint brush, creating works that are not only visually elaborate, but intriguingly tactile.
I have used sewing in phases of my art for years,

said Long.
I would sew fabric forms for my concrete sculptures or sew leather concept bags, so I am comfortable with the technique. This is the first time that the thread has become the medium for the image.

According to Kortman Gallery Director Doc Slafkosky, this is a new direction for Long.
Scott has worked in just about every media of the visual arts, so when you say these are new works, that means you will see a totally new direction or art form from Scott,

said Slafkosky.
He’s a very entertaining artist, to say the least!

R. Scott Long’s
So What?

exhibit begins with an opening reception from 5:30-9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, and runs through March 13. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Kortman Gallery is upstairs at J.R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main St., downtown Rockford. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (815) 968-0123 or visit www.jrkortman.com.

From the Feb. 3-9, 2010 issue

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