ART956B Will Feature Three Artists
ART956B, a free art show, will be held Oct. 2, 2-7 p.m. at The Odyssey Room on Main St., New Martinsville.
ART956B, will feature a variety of works and styles from oil paintings to mixed media from artists Jacob L. Bucy of Paden City, Robert Moore III of Beckley, W.Va., and Gerald Van Scyoc of Shadyside, Ohio. Both Bucy and Van Scyoc have been featured in ArtsLink shows in the past.
A member of ArtsLink, Bucy has had a strong interest in art since he was a small child, and he started painting as a high school student. His interest continued while he attended Concord College from 1998-2003.
He currently lives in Paden City and works for Consol Energy River Division.
His approach to art is clearing his mind and going where his subconscious takes him.
He states that many things influence his art, “. . . from cracks in the ice and sidewalks to nature itself.”Artists who have influenced him include Matisse, VanGogh, Munch, De Kooning, Johns, Krasner, Pollock, Kandinsky, and others.
Bucy’s work has been shown in the Monroe Artists’ annual show, the Everybody Show at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, and the ArtsLink juried show. His work can been seen on Facebook at “Art Work of Jacob L. Bucy” and on artwanted.com, search Jacob Bucy.
Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts from Concord College, in Athens, W.Va., where he studied painting and theatre. He began exhibiting his artwork in 1999. Robby worked eight years for Theatre West Virginia. While there, he served as assistant director, assistant costume designer, actor, technician, and he performed in two regional educational tours, acting and marionette. In 2004, Moore co-founded Treehouse Arts Ensemble, an arts organization dedicated to producing original fine and performing art in West Virginia, and serves as Director of Visual Art.
He is also a juried Tamarack artist. Moore is currently the Administrative Coordinator for West Virginia Dance Company and resides in his hometown of Beckley, W.Va.
His goals are to examine life, visually communicate contemporary human stories, and share dialogue. “I work intuitively, not knowing the exact destination of the piece. Each piece is an experiment. I want my work to evoke questions and to prompt novel thought about traditional conditions and mores,” said Moore.
Moore’s work can be seen at the gallery at Tamarack and RobbyMoore.com.
Primarily an oil painter, Van Scyoc has been painting for over 25 years. He spent the better part of the 1990’s working in the medium of video, but resumed painting in 2000 because, he explains, “Video art was becoming too expensive. I liked the simplicity of painting and how the medium has basically remained unchanged for hundreds of years.
“I paint in the impressionistic style. A few people have said that my style is photo-realistic because the finished paintings look very much like the photos they came from, but photo-realistic work is far more detail-oriented than mine. I like to suggest details rather than paint them all.” Van Scyoc has a solo show planned at Ohio University Eastern April 18-May 19, 2011, and will participate in the Stifel Fine Arts Center’s Young Guns show March 24-May 20, 2011, in Wheeling. His work can also be found on artwanted.com, search Gerald Van Scyoc.
Light refreshments will be served. The Odyssey Room is located two doors south of Presto Lunch.