ANOTHER THING COMING
Saturday May 14, 2011 - June 25, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday May 14, 2011 7-11PM
Gallery Heist is pleased to present, Another Thing Coming, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Seth Armstrong. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 7-11pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Seth Armstrong graduated with high honors and received his BFA from CCA in 2006. During 2005 he spent six months studying abroad in The Netherlands at the Academie Minerva. Seth Armstrong was recently featured in the March issue of Bl!ss magazine and has been featured in Juxtapoz arts and culture magazine. For a full bibliography please see his CV. He is currently an instructor at ASUC Art Studios at UC Berkeley. In September 2010 Seth Armstrong was commissioned by Possible Productions in LA to paint a portrait of the late hip hop legend Biggie Smalls, which was featured on stage as a backdrop for the back-to-back Comerica Park performance headlining JayZ and Eminem.
Another Thing Coming marks the artists first solo exhibition at Gallery Heist. 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.
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