ArtBeat: Scout/Pines Exhibit Opens in Chatham
With “Ain’t Got Time to Die,” his art exhibit at 2 Depot Square in Chatham, Greater Nippertown native Scout/Pines (aka Brian Buono) is hoping that his portraits will help to shine a light on the overlooked and marginalized members of society.
People like the World War I hero Henry Johnson…
“Growing up in Albany, you hear his name a lot,” says Scout/Pines, “but, sadly, these are just names that don’t necessarily mean a whole lot to many people. If you read about what he did in the war, it’s amazing. His story is
so fascinating, ending quite tragically.
“I want viewers to make the connection to people from the past who were forgotten about. We see so many images every day, and we’re superficially connected to so many people, but I don’t think we’re deeply connected. By making a portrait of this man, I’m hoping it will lead to conversations about who he was.”
ABOVE: “Henry Johnson (Some Called Him Black Death),” 33″ X 24,” (spray paint, house paint, stain, marker and pencil on an antique door salvaged from an old farmhouse in Kinderhook, New York)