William Scott is a self-taught artist capable of rendering his imagined public and private worlds with remarkable accuracy and meticulous detail. William draws, paints and re-builds his native San Francisco in search of the elusive “normal life,” one of Baptist-sermon ideals and gleaming, safe, artistically franchised, city centers. San Francisco re-emerges as “Praise Frisco,” a place where Scott’s public longing for wholesome, peaceful interactions take place within idealized neighborhood landmarks. Most recently William has had a solo exhibition at White Columns in New York, shown with Gavin Brown’s enterprise, and has been featured at both the Armory Show in New York and NADA during Art Basel in Miami. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Oakland Museum of California.
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