Installation view: William Scott presented by Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland
William Scott is a self-taught artist whose work has been exhibited internationally and included in major private and permanent collections such as MoMA, SFMOMA, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Scott’s 2013 film, “Beautiful Peace on Earth” is set to his musical score of the same title. Through his gentle and casual portrayal of Darth Vader, Scott walks the sunny streets of Oakland, California, gaining our sympathies and calling our assumptions of malevolence into question. Scott’s artwork envisions alternative realities that stem from his deep belief in the potential for positive transformation, and this film aptly represents the tenets of his oeuvre.