The Lisa Maloff University Center (LMUC) is an extraordinary building in scale and design. Its 30-foot ceilings, amazing natural light, sophisticated interiors, and cutting-edge technology called for unique artwork that was bold and distinctive.
Enter Scott Forrest,
a Tahoe-based contemporary fine artist whose striking large-format paintings perfectly fit the LMUC. His art has graced the pages of magazines including Rolling Stone, Newsweek, and Spin and is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.
Scott’s art has been featured at the LMUC since it opened, a rotating exhibition of his inspired, colorful work. His large-scale paintings on display throughout the LMUC are best enjoyed while wearing a pair of ChromaDepth 3D glasses, which allows the colors to pop out at the viewer. This exhibition’s new technology is unique, highlighting how art and technology can integrate and create delightful and surprising experiences.
Each monumental painting takes on its own unique voice, some rhythmic and textural, featuring an unexpected visceral and multi-dimensional visual encounter for the viewer.
His latest works feature vibrant blues, cobalt, and jade florals inspired by Tahiti. While viewing the pieces with the 3D glasses, you may see prehistoric sharks or a verdant jungle. Or something wholly different. That’s what makes the exhibition interesting – your experience is personal.
Scott likens his artwork to jewelry for interiors, with his brush strokes and colors bringing out the best in a room. “The paintings ground the room, and as you catch the painting out of the side of your eye, it calms you. It’s meant to calm you and make you feel good. Isn’t that what the best art is for?”
View Scott’s artwork at the Lisa Maloff University Center at 1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.