Scott Noel is a prolific painter of cityscapes, still life’s, portraits, figures, and elaborate mythological constructions. This exhibit presents Noel’s large-scale, classically inspired works.
Noel paints exclusively from direct observation. In his contemporary re-tellings 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.
Noel is an associate professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia. This exhibition is curated by Elise Schweitzer, assistant professor of art at Hollins, who is a former student of Noel, and a contributing essayist to the accompanying catalogue.
Exhibit through November 14. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from Noon-5 pm, with extended evening hours on Thursday until 8 pm.