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SCOTT WATERS
SCOTT WATERS
Scott Waters received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria in 1997, and his Master of Fine Arts in 2004 from York University in Toronto. Waters’ recent and ongoing work draws on his period in the Canadian Army from 1989 to 1992. Serving as an infantryman in the Third Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Bravo “B” Company, he was stationed in Wainwright, Alberta, and Victoria, British Columbia.
Scott Waters - Nothing is more frowned upon than nothing, oil on canvas, 72″x72″

[Title from Eugene Thacker’s In the Dust of This Planet]

WORKS

Lives on the line where dreams are found and lost, ink and acrylic on rag, 18"x24", 2016

(stories that vanished, like the tale of he world itself, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36"x26", 2017

So death created time to grow the things that it would kill, ink and acrylic on rag, 24"x18", 2017

What if “Horror” has less to do with a fear of death, and more to do with a fear of life Oil on canvas,14″x11″[Title from Eugene Thacker’s In The Dust of This Planet] 2016

Nothing is more frowned upon than nothing oil on canvas, 72″x72″ [Title_from Eugene Thacker’s In the Dust of This Planet] 2016

“It may, after all, be the bad habit of creative talents to invest themselves in pathological extremes that yield remarkable insights but no durable way of life Oil_on_canvas,_24x18 [title by Theodore Roszak] 2016

Stress fractures in titanium. What kind of work you do oil on canvas, 24″x18″ [Title from Michael Mann’s Heat, source T-shirt by Ben Sears] 2016

It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress. oil and acrylic on canvas, 14”x11” [title from Lost, season 5, episode 16] 2016

Between the motion And the act Falls the shadow oil on canvas, 14″x11″ [Title from T.S. Eliot’s The Hollow Men] 2016

“How easy it was to disappear. Nothing to be afraid of” acrylic on paper, 9″x12″ [Title from Jonathan Lethem’s As She Climbed Across the Table] 2016

Dying is nothing. You have to know how to Disappear. Oil on canvas, 16″x12″ [Title from the late, great Jean Baudrillard] 2016

We are tragic men. Butcher’s hands, gentle souls oil and acrylic on canvas, 48″x36″ 2016

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We don’t even ask for happiness, just a little less pain ink on rag, 11″x7.5″ [Title from Bukowski] In all the world there’s nothing else Than the damage we are doing to ourselves ink on rag, 11″x7.5″ (plus its digital negative) [Title from Wil Oldham’s, Dream of the Sea]

Hollows in alliance. We made a system, a universe. For a moment. ink on rag, 7.5″x11″ [Title from Jonathan Lethem’s, As she climbed across the table] It is only since God died that the destiny of the world has become our responsibility. ink on rag, 7.5″x11″ [Title from Jean Baudrillard’s, Impossible Exchange]

What_if_“Horror”_has_less_to_do_with_a_fear_of_death,_and_more_to_do_with_a_fear_of_life__Oil_on_can
What_if_“Horror”_has_less_to_do_with_a_fear_of_death,_and_more_to_do_with_a_fear_of_life__Oil_on_can
We_are_tragic_men._Butcher’s_hands,_gentle_souls_Version_2_oil_and_acrylic_on_canvas,_16”x12”_[Title
We_are_tragic_men._Butcher’s_hands,_gentle_souls_Version_2_oil_and_acrylic_on_canvas,_16”x12”_[Title
They_all_knew_what_they_knew._And_knowing,_lived_in_expectation._oil_on_canvas,_16″x12″_[Title_from_
They_all_knew_what_they_knew._And_knowing,_lived_in_expectation._oil_on_canvas,_16″x12″_[Title_from_
This_is_your_life,_and_it’s_ending_one_minute_at_a_time_oil_and_acrylic_on_canvas,_14”x11”_[Title_fr
This_is_your_life,_and_it’s_ending_one_minute_at_a_time_oil_and_acrylic_on_canvas,_14”x11”_[Title_fr
Some_get_afterlife,_some_get_aftermath_Oil_and_acrylic_on_canvas,_12_x16__[Title_from_Ian_MacKenzie_
Some_get_afterlife,_some_get_aftermath_Oil_and_acrylic_on_canvas,_12_x16__[Title_from_Ian_MacKenzie_
Pray_we_don’t_get_taken_from_the_earth_by_all_the_things_that_are_stronger_than_we_are_oil_and_acryl
Pray_we_don’t_get_taken_from_the_earth_by_all_the_things_that_are_stronger_than_we_are_oil_and_acryl
No_Flowers,_No_Wedding_Dress_Acrylic_on_paper,_12″x9″_[title_from_Bruce_Springsteen’s_The_River]_(So
No_Flowers,_No_Wedding_Dress_Acrylic_on_paper,_12″x9″_[title_from_Bruce_Springsteen’s_The_River]_(So
If_one_does_what_God_does_enough_times,_one_will_become_as_God_is_oil_and_acrylic_on_canvas,_24_x18_
If_one_does_what_God_does_enough_times,_one_will_become_as_God_is_oil_and_acrylic_on_canvas,_24_x18_
Extinction_is_real_yet_not_empirical,_since_it_is_not_of_the_order_of_experience_acrylic_on_canvas,_
Extinction_is_real_yet_not_empirical,_since_it_is_not_of_the_order_of_experience_acrylic_on_canvas,_
I_would_Rather_be_wrong_than_live_in_the_shadow_of_your_song,_acrylic_on_canvas,_12_x16__[title_from
I_would_Rather_be_wrong_than_live_in_the_shadow_of_your_song,_acrylic_on_canvas,_12_x16__[title_from
I_said_kiss_me,_you’re_beautiful._These_are_truly_the_last_days._oil_on_canvas,_16″x12″_[Title_from_
I_said_kiss_me,_you’re_beautiful._These_are_truly_the_last_days._oil_on_canvas,_16″x12″_[Title_from_
God’s_Lonely_Man_Oil_on_canvas,_36_X26__[Title_from_Taxi_Driver]
God’s_Lonely_Man_Oil_on_canvas,_36_X26__[Title_from_Taxi_Driver]
How_easy_it_was_to_disappear._Nothing_to_be_afraid_of._acrylic_on_paper,_Oil_on_canvas,_38″x26″_[Tit
How_easy_it_was_to_disappear._Nothing_to_be_afraid_of._acrylic_on_paper,_Oil_on_canvas,_38″x26″_[Tit
Dying_is_nothing._You_have_to_know_how_to_Disappear._Oil_on_canvas,_16″x12″_[Title_from_the_late,_gr
Dying_is_nothing._You_have_to_know_how_to_Disappear._Oil_on_canvas,_16″x12″_[Title_from_the_late,_gr
Between_the_motion_And_the_act_Falls_the_shadow_oil_on_canvas,_14″x11″_[Title_from_T.S._Eliot’s_The_
Between_the_motion_And_the_act_Falls_the_shadow_oil_on_canvas,_14″x11″_[Title_from_T.S._Eliot’s_The_
Waters_brilliant_fear
Waters_brilliant_fear
Waters_stages_youth
Waters_stages_youth
Waters_hard_heart
Waters_hard_heart
“Twenty years. A lot like yesterday, a lot like never.” acrylic ink on rag, 7.5”x11” [title from Tim
“Twenty years. A lot like yesterday, a lot like never.” acrylic ink on rag, 7.5”x11” [title from Tim
“We_arise_from_dirt_and_dwindle_to_dirt,_and_the_might_of_the_universe_is_arrayed_against_us”_Acryli
“We_arise_from_dirt_and_dwindle_to_dirt,_and_the_might_of_the_universe_is_arrayed_against_us”_Acryli
No_Worse_Friend,_No_Better_Enemy_(for_Tim)_Acrylic_ink_on_rag,_11”x7.5”
No_Worse_Friend,_No_Better_Enemy_(for_Tim)_Acrylic_ink_on_rag,_11”x7.5”
“Without_the_urgent_intention_of_reconstructing_the_beholder’s_view_of_things,_the_image_has_no_reas
“Without_the_urgent_intention_of_reconstructing_the_beholder’s_view_of_things,_the_image_has_no_reas
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EXHIBITION LIST
Scott Waters- Vanguard, oil and acrylic on canvas, 48” x 38”. 2010. 
Solo Exhibitions

Represented by LE Gallery, 2008 – present

2015            How to Disappear Completely, LE Gallery, Toronto ON

2014            We All Go Down Together, LE Gallery, Toronto ON

2013            The Keeper of Nothingnness, LE Gallery, Toronto ON

2011            There Are Many Like It, But This One Is Mine, Le Gallery, Toronto ON

2010            Totems, LE Gallery, Toronto ON

2009            Trading Greens For Tans, Le Gallery, Toronto ON

 

Solo Exhibitions (public/artist run centre)

2014            The Keeper of Nothingness, The Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon BC

2013             RotoZero, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto ON

2010            Expressions of Force, Art Gallery of South Western Manitoba, Brandon, MB

2009            War: A Family Affair, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON (w/ Elaine Goebel)

2009            It’s Great to be a Man in Times Like These, Rodman Hall, St. Catharines ON

2007             Visiting Artist Residency Exhibition, Open Studio, Toronto ON

2005            Out of Bounds, The Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

Public talks/lectures

2014            UAAC conference, Cultural Work in Times of Military Commemoration, Toronto ON

2014            Exhibition talk, The Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon BC

2011            Visiting artist lecture, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

2011            Visiting artist lecture, Family Portraits, The Military Museums, Calgary AB

2010            Residency lecture, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson, Yukon

2010            Guest Lecturer, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo ON

2009            Exhibition lecture, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK

Scott Waters- Dear Mom, Oil and acrylic on gessoed paper. 48” x 38”. 2010. 
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Gallery Manager: Vinna Ly

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