Scott’s large-scale sculpture graces many public places in New Orleans. His “Spiritgate,” for instance, stands at the entrance of the New Orleans Museum of Art. In 2005, the museum mounted a career retrospective of Scott’s work, art that reflects the city’s African-American, Caribbean and Creole heritage. “John Scott is a really big name here,” said Ko, Faubourg Quartet member and chair of NOCCA’s classical instrument department. “His sculpture is everywhere. And the artists we’re presenting in ‘The Art of Music,’ they were all influenced by John Scott.”
Like Ko, Scott saw the connection between various arts disciplines.
“He always talked about the relationship between music and art,” she said. “He believed art and music are not two different genres, but actually one thing. We are using our notes and they are using their pictures to make art.” Read More
With John T. Scott’s preferred jazz tunes playing in the background, the Louisiana Art and Science Museum downtown Baton Rouge invites the visitor to look at the artist and his colleagues’ works during the exhibition Rhythm and Improvisation: John T. Scott and his Enduring Legacy.
“Women’s House” is one of the final outdoor sculptures created by the late John Scott. His son, Ayo Scott, Xavier University Art Professor Ron Bechet and Architect Daniel Dreher, among others, salvaged the upper half of the sculpture from the artist’s New Orleans East warehouse. The remarkable piece was recently unveiled at Xavier University’s Ribbon… Read More
John Scott’s work drew on Christian imagery as well as African, African-American, Caribbean and Creole cultures. Throughout his life his work was influenced by the blues and jazz musical traditions. Read More
It might seem like just another grim artistic stroll down Katrina memory lane. But, trust me; it’s not nearly that simple.
The late John T. Scott’s woodblock carvings, now on display at Arthur Roger@434 gallery, depict mountains of debris avalanching into the New Orleans streetscape.
Richard Powell discusses the John Scott exhibition on view at Arthur Roger@434 December 5 – 26, 2009. Read More
This exhibition features restored work recovered from John Scott’s studio after Hurricane Katrina. Read More
Arthur Roger@434 is pleased to present “Recovered Work,” an exhibition of work by the late John T. Scott. The exhibition will be on view November 21st – December 26th at Arthur Roger@434 located at 434 Julia Street. The opening reception will be hosted by the gallery on Saturday, December 5th from 6 to 8 pm. Read More
by Mora J. Beauchamp Byrd for John Scott Retrospective at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana Mora J. Beauchamp Byrd Dr. Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University. An art historian, curator, and arts administrator, she has most recently… Read More