Exhibition dates: February 26-March 22, 2009
Reception date: Saturday, February 28, 6-9pm
Pounder-Koné Art Space
3407 Glendale Blvd. (corner of Revere), Atwater Village, CA 90039
Contact: Julin Everett, Gallery Manager
(323) 913-2247, fax (323) 913-2245
Web site, http://www.cchpkas.com
Hours, Thursday Sunday, 1-7pm; or by appointment
Toni Scott, My Soul is a Witness, 2009, collage, 20 x 20".
In honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, The Pounder-Koné Art Space presents artist Toni Scott.
As you step into Toni’s studio you are given a tour of the senses there is a surprise around every corner. Her body of work is extensive and captures everyone’s attention and tastes. Whether she’s using a heavy-duty power chainsaw or small carving knife, she has the ability to transfer her skills from the grandiose to the delicate”
-- Daniel C. Debevoise, NoHo Gallery LA Curator.
Toni Scott is as vibrant and passionate as her artwork. A California native, Toni is a versatile artist working in various media including sculpture, painting, photography and digital design. Expressive, creative, and prolific with a brush, power tool, camera or computer, Toni has sought to express her love of God, Beauty, Humanity, and the African American cultural legacy in every work she creates.
Toni recently traveled to Italy and imported more than a ton of marble for private commissions. She has pushed her artistic vision to master levels, completing giant sized woodcarvings, a collection of life size realistic busts, large scaled figure sculpture, large-scale paintings and digital collage.
Complimenting her sculpture are expressive paintings inspired by journeys to Senegal, the Louvre and the Prado Museum, culminating in classical oil renderings representing the beauty and dignity of African American people.
Toni’s credits are as diverse as her art. Her paintings and sculptures have been acquired by numerous private collections, and have appeared in international exhibitions such as Zero One Gallery in Belgium and The Lion in Dakar, Senegal. Her artwork has been published in major newspapers and national magazines including The Daily News and Artillery. Her photographic credits include a Grand Prize from American Photo Magazine; celebrity movie stills featuring Renee Zellweger, LL Cool J, TuPac Shakur, and Tyson Beckford to name a few.
Digital imagery completes her artistic vision and represents an enormous body of artwork with wide-ranging subjects fusing fantasy and realism. More than twenty of her pieces can be seen in the newly released feature film entitled “Hard Corps” starring Jean Claude Van Damm and Vivica Fox. Other movies featuring Toni’s artwork include “Deliver Us from Eva”, “Hollywood Homicide”, “Caught Up”, and “Every Breath”.
Her collectors include: Filmmakers Gary Hardwick (Deliver Us From Eva), Mike Ferris (Terminator 3), John Singleton (Four Brothers), singer Macy Gray, President of EMI Jazz, Bruce Lundvall, film star Gabrielle Union, and NBA Player Baron Davis.
Toni and her work were recently featured on the television show “Back to The Grind”. Toni’s work was recently accepted for exhibition at OCCCA, The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Her digital rendering entitled “Bloodline 1” recounts parts of her family history through authentic documentation and photography dating to 1703. This unique work was featured recently in a full page article by the Daily News and Artillery Art Magazine.
Toni’s exhilarating work celebrates the community of mankind and the profound beauty of African American culture in all its colorful glory.
Though primarily self-taught, Toni received training from Otis Parsons Art Institute with additional private training from Master artists including sculptors Charles Dickson and Joan Carl and painters Jean Paul Thornton and Larry Gluck. Toni Scott’s artworks have been shown throughout the world. She is also a graduate of the University of Southern California.