Saturday, October 24, 2009

Blackest Light


the multi-media art of scott cahaly

October 15 – November 30

Artist Reception: Friday November 20, 2009, 6-8 pm

Munroe Center for the Arts

1403 Massachusetts Avenue

Lexington MA 02420


Scott Cahaly: “I am a Lexington native who never made any art until I entered the University of Vermont. As a student there in the mid-nineties, I saw a Picasso exhibit at UVM’s Fleming Museum. This is my earliest memory about art. I just kept going back to that show over and over again, absorbing its artistic inspiration and energy. Today, my modest hope for Blackest Light is that an Art Span student finds his or her way into the gallery, sits on the bench or relaxes on the floor, and absorbs some of the creative energy that I’ve poured into these works in stone, paint, charcoal, and photograph.

"I am both a sculptor and a painter. Even when I paint, I feel that I am dealing with sculptural form. When I tone down color and allow it to fade to black, I’m left alone with form and space, whether I’m working in two dimensions or three. I begin each new work with an open mind and a hopeful heart; no piece is ever planned at the outset.

"Blackest Light is an intimate show that includes work from my earliest art-making days to the present. The common thread among these pieces is their darkness. Yet within each of these dark works, there is light. In some cases, the light is literal, represented by lighter paints. In other cases, the light is provided “off-stage” by the flash of the camera, or is expressed only metaphorically within the content of the piece.

"Two charcoal drawings date back to the mid-nineties and have never before been exhibited; even then, when I was just starting to make art, I took charcoal to white paper and carved away the white space to create figures. At the time, this process was utterly mysterious and completely inspiring to me; I had no conscious idea of where this visual information was coming from. These pieces, although primitive, are filled with visionary figures that emerged unbidden out of my creative subconscious, foreshadowing the reductive process and imagery that were to become hallmarks of the next thirteen years of my sculpture and painting. Lastly, the show also includes a Paul Weiner photograph, taken using a flash in my Somerville studio, of me and a large marble statue I carved by hand from a 5000 pound block of marble .

“I am very pleased with the way this show emerged, and am most grateful to the Munroe Center for hosting it.”

Monday, July 06, 2009

Vipassana Retreat

I planted my Dharma seed deep into fertile Vipassana soil. A ten day silent retreat and almost a hundred hours of sitting meditation. Equanimity and Attention my wings, mindfully soaring into and releasing some deep rooted, extraneous patterns. Very grateful for this ~Crystalline~ chapter in the big book of my life. Please contact me with any questions about this empowering process.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden

June 21st-October
Reception: Saturday, June 27th 2-4 (rain or shine)

Michael Alfano, David Borrus, SCOTT CAHALY, Jeffrey Cooper Barbara Danser, Murray Dewart, Zach Gabbard, Dorothy Garlo, Gints Grinsbergs, Michael Guadagno, Peter DeCamp Haines, Al Jaeger, Wendy Klemperer, John Lacz, Rob Lorenson, Madeleine Lord, Andy Moerlein, Joseph Montroy, James Rappa, Kim Rachodia, Joy Raskin, Derek Riley, Karl Saltier, Antioinette Prien, Bob Shannahan, Joseph Wheelright, John Widman, Joe Wheaton, Jere Williams

-Music by Sylvia Miskoe and Bruce Cobb

236 Hopkington Road Concord, NH 03301
Tuesday - Sunday: 11-5, and by appointment

Thursday, June 04, 2009

WBUR Radio Interview on Bartering.

This radio piece has to do with the way I have been bartering a little lately.
Click on link to learn and hear more,

Monday, March 30, 2009

2009 Spring/Summer art shows.

"Ganesha Protector of Boundaries and Bringer of Abundance" 2009

Scott Cahaly is a Boston based artist(stone sculptor/painter)who was raised in Lexington MA. He portrays stylized figural and abstracted forms, bringing a sense of fluidity yet power to his art. His artistic inspiration is largely drawn from nature,spirit and the unknown. He never made any art until he was twenty-one years old! He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Vermont, teaches art at the Decordova Art Museum and regularly exhibits his artwork in Boston, Rhode Island and New York City. Scott is currently represented by Diamond/Newman Fine arts in Boston. His work will be included in a half dozen group shows this spring and summer. For more information please see

Armory Center for the Arts
191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA
Friday, April 3, 5 PM - 7 PM (Opening and dedication of Center!)
April 3 to April 24, 2009

Out of the Blue Gallery,
106 Prospect St.
An exhibition of painting and sculpture occupying our imaginations inspired by
an emerging population.
Opening reception on Saturday, April 25th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.
(Cambridge Science Festival)

2 Bradley st.(Mad Oyster Studios)
Somerville MA 02145
May 2 + 3, 2009 Saturday + Sunday, noon - 6pm

The Somerville Museum
1 Westwood Rd
Somerville, MA 02143
April 17 through May 15 at
Opening Reception Thursday April 16, 6 - 9 pm

560 Harrison ave.
Boston, MA
May 16 + 17 Saturday + Sunday, eleven - 6pm

Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, NH 03301
June 21st - Oct 18th:
Artists’ Reception: “Champagne and Music Reception” Sunday, June 21st 2-4 pm