December 4, 2017 through December 29, 2017
24266 Main Street
Newhall, CA 91321
In the latest exhibit at The MAIN, artist Tyler Scully questions how connected we really are in a world dominated by social media and news outlets. A minimal expressionist painter originally from San Francisco and currently living in Los Angeles, Tyler believes that misinformation, crafted identities, and detachment from humanity are all perpetrated by the online culture. In creating his paintings, he draws from the imagery on various social media sites to deconstruct people and expose a darker reality of isolation and the inhuman nature of modern society.
In a simple sense I just paint portraits. Portraiture experienced through the disjointed lens of internet culture.
In my work I want to show the growing disconnection of the hyper connected digital world. The images I reference I get from multiple social media sites; then I deconstruct and reconstruct them into familiar, but distinctly other imagery.
Further the application of impasto layers of paint is uniquely analogue that cannot be recreated digitally and serves to reinforce the deconstruction of modern images. – Tyler Scully
The gallery is free to visit Tuesday through Friday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Residents and visitors are also invited to attend a free art reception on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Participants will enjoy light appetizers, entertainment, and a chance to meet the artist.