Due to risk of COVID-19, the Opening Reception will be held via Zoom link which can be found on the website closer to the event.
Scott Philip Goergens grew up outside Baltimore, and after many moves across the country he now lives back in the city. He was awarded an art scholarship from the state of Maryland with the guidance of his High School teacher Olin Yoder. He used the scholarship to receive a general associates degree from Catonsville Community College (1993), where he concentrated electives in some art courses. He continued to learn and develop his skills on his own in various mediums and styles – learning from trial and error with acrylic, oil, sculpture, ink, and eventually watercolor.
Scott is also a writer and an award winning filmmaker. His first book, “You Are Now Leaving Torporville” was published by Vantage Press in 2004.
Monsters and the monstrous, have been an important element of his artwork. The destruction and transformation of places and beings that may hold a comfortable place in the psyche. To be challenged by observing what is familiar and to view it in a new way. Sometimes even to sit with what is uncomfortable, and to consider how to navigate or process it. There is beauty in places that not all care to look at or seek out.