Gold and Ash: New Works in Oil by Zoya Scholis
Closing Reception for Zoya Scholis
Friday July 31, 2015 6pm-9pm
Location: Museum Gallery, 24 N. Santa Cruz, Los Gatos CA map
One Might expect an abundance of black & grey to lead to a somber monotone, but there are hints of humor and hope throughout Gold & Ash, the latest oils by painter, Zoya Scholis. Bright cadmium, fleshy pinks and furry swaths of sparkling yellow add rhythm, punctuation and complexity to each piece. Scholis paints with luscious control that seeks beauty and tease by concealing. Painted with knives, rollers, brushes and rags, many of the paintings (Thrift Store Chairs and Yellow Door ) reference interiors while others such as Gateway and Cranes clearly reference landscape but most, Smile, Maiden and The Moon Was a Boat in the Sky among them, exist in a place only accessible through Art. They have that rare evidence of the mystical.
About the artist: Scholis grew up in Monterey, California. She received a BA in Studio Art from CSUEB in 1993, where she studied Painting and Art History under Enrique Chagoya, Mel Ramos and Dr. Mark Levy. Scholis is best known for her work in Watercolors. She has shown paintings throughout the U.S. and won numerous awards. Please see zoyart.com for more information.