It’s a Beautiful Day Outside
On view at Ortuzar Projects, "It's a Beautiful Day Outside" marks William Scott's first solo show in New York City since the Bay Area artist's 2009 presentation at White Columns.
Through a mix of new, recent, and older work, the exhibition broadly reflects Scott's trajectory as an artist throughout the 2010s: from the start of the decade, when he primarily focused on paintings and illustrations, to subsequent forays into other mediums—such as a series of sculptural busts depicting pop culture figures as well as a debut video—all of which, by 2020, ultimately redefined the scope of his practice.
Scott has worked out of Oakland's famed Creative Growth Art Center since 1992. Besides being included in various group and one-person shows staged around the world over the years, his pieces also reside in the permanent collections of major institutions—most notably, New York's Museum of Modern Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
William Scott, Untitled, 2015.