Fitler Square

February 2022
Written By: 
Grand Strand Magazine Staff
Photographs by: 
courtesy of Hollis Taggart, New York

Bill Scott, Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Bill Scott’s exhibit, Where I Long to Be, will be on display at the Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum until April 4. Scott, a Philadelphia-based abstract painter and printmaker, will share work from his expansive career, spanning from 1980-2021. 

Scott’s style is vibrant, focusing on brightness and light, and featuring geometric patterns alongside multiple layers of color. Even more than the art itself, however, are the comments from the artist himself.  “Scott takes us on a journey by offering the viewer wonderful glimpses into his life and past experiences that correlate to what he was doing and where he was when he created each piece,” says Liz Miller, museum curator. These glimpses into Scott’s creative headspace add yet another interesting layer to the work, inviting visitors to view the creations in a new light. 

Where I Long to Be will be presented alongside Synchronicity, which features the similarly bright and colorful works of Brian Rutenberg. For fans of abstraction and color, this pairing of exhibits is the perfect opportunity to get your own creativity flowing.