Orpheus: Scott McCormick
March 13 – April 24 Leon Gallery Open by appt. Wednesday – Saturday 10 – 6; Saturday & Sunday 12 – 5 Opening Reception: Postponed to Saturday, March 20, 6 –
March 13 – April 24
Open by appt. Wednesday – Saturday 10 – 6; Saturday & Sunday 12 – 5
Opening Reception: Postponed to Saturday, March 20, 6 – 11 PM
Artist Talk (ONLINE – Zoom): Wednesday, March 31, 6 – 7 PM
Leon Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Scott McCormick, who uses custom-built sets, headdresses, and expensive props to create photographs that tell the story of the Greek legend Orpheus.
From the Artist:
“I set out to borrow subject matter, geometry, and style from 19th century French academic painters such as Bouguereau, Cabanel, and Tissot. However, photos began to direct me and I found myself immersed in the folklore of Greek, Slavic, and Mayan cultures, and exploring a parallel between my art and that of the Greek legend, Orpheus. I spent countless days buried in books and on calls with professors, theologians and Mayan shamans. Through this research, I discovered a connection between these stories — which had wholly overtaken me — and my own past. This collection came to embody that exploration.
Rooted in custom-built sets, miniature models, headdresses, and extensive props, the photos began to naturally present themselves. Combining digital elements and film photos allowed me to discover the warmth and honesty for the epitaph of Orpheus. This gallery follows one story through a myriad of exploration in the art of photography.”