Opening reception for Arkansas artist Scott Carroll set for Jan. 22 at Walton Arts Center

Confluence, carved wood panels and encaustic, by artist Scott Carroll.


Walton Arts Center will host an opening reception for “Tectonics” a new exhibition by Fayetteville artist Scott Carroll at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

The show, Carroll’s first in Arkansas, will feature his sculptures and mixed-media works.

Carroll’s work is widely influenced by his time studying geology at the University of Texas in the late 1980s. The tectonic nature of his abstract forms reflect his interest in geological forces.

Carroll was an apprentice under San Francisco artist Norman Petersen early in his career, where he honed his skills working with stone, glass, steel and wood. Today, he makes spare sculptural forms — both outdoor and indoor works — whose interlocking and layered shapes recall experiments in constructivist art of the early 20th Century. His surfaces have a distinctive finish, as if subjected to natural forces over time.

The opening reception is free to attend, and open to the public. The show will remain on display through April 14.