78 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ located above The Painted Frame

Rocco Scary “Fade to Blue…” Jun 25 – Jul 30

Rocco Scary “Fade to Blue…” Jun 25 – Jul 30

Second Story Art Gallery is proud to once again present the unique and stunning work of Rocco Scary.  Scary uses handmade paper and drawing as his primary media – his focus is often on the nostalgic and ephemeral moments of our lives.  His choice of materials cuts deep into the heart of memory and loss.  He says “Through the use of faded, peeling and tattered shards of handmade paper, I have intended to give the viewer a wistful, yet haunting reminder of a previous era.”

Rocco Scary is a multi-disciplinary artist and paper maker whose work explores the concept of ‘place’ and visual stimulant as factors for triggering memory. Currently based in New Jersey, his work has been represented in such venues as The Center for Book Arts, The Nathan Cummings Foundation and The Grolier Club in New York City, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago, Rutgers University, The Trenton City Museum and The Newark Library in NJ, University of California in San Diego, The Elipse Arts Center in Virginia, The Yale University Library in New Haven CT, and The 2013 European Book Arts Biennale at The Islip Museum. Published in 1000 Artists’s Books by Quarry publishing, he is a recipient of a NJ State Arts Council Fellowship Grant. He currently teaches Sculpture and Book Arts at The College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown NJ.

ARTIST”S RECEPTION – Saturday, June 25th 5-7pm

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” Forever Schulz”, Handmade paper, mixed media and audio file, 16″ x 12″ x 5″, 2015