Artist Scott G. Brooks has returned to exhibit his work in Flint for the first time since 1990.
“Unfinished Business” will be on display at the Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery in the Visual Arts and Design Center through April 21.
According to Brooks, the title is a reference to a quote attributed to Leonardo da Vinci: “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” Brooks says he spends anywhere from several days to several months and, in some cases, years to “finish” his work.
The title also references Brooks’ departure and absence from the Flint art scene. The MCC and U-M alum first began his art career in the Flint area, where he painted several murals and exhibited his work in local galleries before relocating to Washington, D.C.
Brooks’ work ranges from simple portraiture to intricate narratives. Anatomical distortions separate the figures from the photographic ideal, which gives the Mt. Morris native the freedom to create his own distorted reality.
The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts & Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus, at 1401 East Court St. in Flint. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
There will be an artist’s reception at the gallery April 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, call the Art & Design office at 810-762-0443 or visit www.scottgbrooks.com.
*This post was updated at 11:50 a.m. on April 7.