J. Lucian Scott
J. LUCIAN SCOTT
NOVEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 29 | FLANDERS GALLERY
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
In 1992, J Lucian helped to found the Elton John AIDS Foundation and witnessed firsthand the prejudice and hypocrisy that accompany a crisis, and the burden of stigma on the affected populations worldwide. He began using photography as a means to document the struggle of people living with AIDS. As the crisis continued to progress, this experience brought clarity to his own humanity and is the basis for many of his photographic projects.
Born and raised on a tobacco farm in North Carolina, J Lucian Scott resides between his family farm and his home in Los Angeles. His current series of photographs are based on the collective experience of a bucolic childhood growing up in the South and as an identical twin, both of which have greatly influenced his work. The photographs merge figurative elements and classicism with the realities of his life experience, and range from portraiture to landscape and still life.
J Lucian is exhibiting his Southern Series with Flanders Gallery of Raleigh, NC during the month of November, 2011. In addition to his fine art projects, J Lucian has worked with commercial clients on national ad campaigns and catalogue projects.