Brett Amory came with us last week to stop by Seth’s studio and see how his work was coming along for his upcoming solo show at Gallery Heist. Check out our photographs and keep an eye out for Brett’s interview with Seth which will be featured on HiFructose.com.
Gallery Heist is pleased to present Another Thing Coming, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Seth Armstrong. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 7-11pm.
Armstrong creates obscure narratives within his work utilizing the language of cinema and classical portraiture. By using ambiguous light, contrived compositions and saturation he invites us to join him in his voyeuristic gaze within urban dwellings. His surrealist rendering of light dictates the viewer’s perception of time, playing with our conceptions of reality. It is in this aspect that Armstrong’s love for cinematic iconography rises to the surface of his work pairing 1960’s Americana within surrealist obscurity. Armstrong hides stories within the framework of his landscapes examining the adversarial conversation between figures and their surroundings provoking the viewer to set his work within an indexical time in history.
The exhibition will be on view from Saturday May 14 – June 11, 2011 Tuesday – Saturday 11am-7pm and by appointment. Gallery Heist is located at 679 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102. For more information please visit GalleryHeist.com or check out the artists site http://www.setharmstrong.com/