Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay is proud to present Altered Egos Plus, an exhibition of paintings by Jay Scott Pike, in the Mezzanine Gallery, November 5 – December 2, 2013. The public is invited to an open reception Tuesday, November 5 at 4:30 – 6:00pm.

 

Jay Scott Pike has been a professional artist almost since the day when he, at the age of 16, enrolled in the Art Students League in Manhattan. He finished his art school training at the Ringling School of Art before going back to the northeast for the remainder of his career as a professional artist.

His professional work spanned from commercial art for big name brands to comic books and pin-up art. While in the Marines at the end of WWII he even took commissions to paint lovely ladies on the sides of bomber aircraft.

The Mezzanine Gallery show includes 6 examples of portraits Jay Scott Pike has painted of his neighbors in Plymouth Harbor, but they aren’t the standard portraits you may imagine. Each resident is portrayed as an alternative character in some ways mirroring or countering their real lives.  Other works in the show, including works in acrylics, oils and prints, are also figurative to some degree and always imaginative.

Altered Egos Plus, an exhibition of paintings by Jay Scott Pike – at the Mezzanine Gallery at Plymouth Harbor, November 5 – December 2, 2013. Open reception, Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 4:30-6:00pm.