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Art review: Scot Heywood's serene paintings are islands of calm
Art review: Scot Heywood's serene paintings are islands of calm

Stillness, silence and calm are probably not the first features that come to mind when contemporary art is mentioned. Scandal is far more likely to make the headlines. But if you spend any time with Scot Heywood’s slow paintings, you might get excited by the way they alert you to the beauty of doing nothing more than standing still and staring. To see a two-, three- or four-color painting by the 62-year-old Angeleno is to find yourself in a situation free of the ordinary anxiety — or adrenalin buzz — that usually heightens perceptions, sharpens wits and drives life forward. PHOTOS: Art by Banksy Heywood’s serene paintings make relaxation look easy, providing...

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