Paradise, Paved: An oil painter’s exploration of the suburbs, by Scott Lloyd Anderson

Opening reception for this show is on Saturday, September 20 from 6-8pm.

Scott Lloyd Anderson explores what it means to be a landscape painter in the 21st century. We tend to think of landscape painters either interpreting the bucolic countryside or capturing the vitality of the cityscape. But much of our civilization lies between these two zones – in the suburbs.  Anderson says, “So why do I set up my easel by the Mall of America? Why not? The same sun glints off cars on Burnsville Parkway as warms an autumn river bluff.” Artists have long documented the time and place in which they live, creating unsentimentalized records of contemporary life. Anderson continues this tradition, creating thoughtful compositions of scenic suburbia from strip malls to office parks.

*Scott Lloyd Anderson is a 2012 fiscal year recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.