Hugh Scott Douglas | A Place In The Sun | Clifton Benevento

Goings On About Town: Art
Hugh Scott-Douglas

For a show he calls “A Place in the Sun,” Scott-Douglas rings the gallery with fourteen identically sized cyanotypes, printed on linen. The process is photographic—it involves the impression of sunlight filtered through negatives—but the effect is painterly. Feathery sky-blue passages intensify most frames in the center, but fade away at the edges, suggesting cinematic dissolves or the variations of intensity in a piece of music. Up close, however, each seemingly abstract image is revealed to be a fine net of overlaid checkerboard patterns, turning the installation into a seductively ethereal Op-art environment. Through Feb. 18.