Scott Plear Studio

April 06, 2010 19:28 ET

Vancouver Artist Scott Plear Completes Major Commission for Corporate Client Bentall LP

Scott Plear's most recent major work, Thermal Core, lights up the lobby of 1075 West Georgia Street

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) - Vancouver artist Scott Plear has just completed a major commission for Bentall LP, one of North America's leading real estate advisory and service organizations.

The abstract painting was installed earlier this month in the lobby of 1075 West Georgia Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, where it can be viewed by the public.

The painting, titled Thermal Core, is a stunning work measuring 17 feet by 8 feet. Thermal Core is painted in acrylic and was composed over a period of 5 months.

"When undertaking a commission like this," said Plear, "It's important that you get it right. Before I began work on the painting itself, I discussed in detail with Bentall their needs not only for the work, but also for the space where it would be hanging. Then I painted several mock-ups, which Bentall viewed, and I made adjustments. Once we had agreement on the format, I started to work on the painting itself."

Thermal Core is a blend of magentas and purple reds, offset with bands of blue, yellow, and orange. It lights up the lobby of 1075 West Georgia, which was designed by architect Arthur Erickson. Prior to Plear's work being installed, the lobby was home to a work by artist Jack Shadbolt, which has since been purchased by a private collector.

Another major commission by Plear, Alberta Aurora, can be seen at Livingston Place (West Tower) 250 2nd Street SW in Calgary, Alberta. That work measures 15 feet by 9 feet, and marked the beginning of Plear's involvement with large-scale works for public places.

Scott Plear is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and has exhibited his work in Canada, the United States, and in the United Kingdom. He has operated Scott Plear Studio for more than 30 years, and is an art instructor at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Photos of Thermal Core can be seen at Plear's "Studio Announcements" blog: Other examples of Plear's work and details about gallery representation can be found at his website,

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