SETH ALVERSON: 02-23-19
SETH ALVERSON 02-23-19 FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 30, 2019
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
02-23-19 is an exhibition of paintings by Los Angeles-based Seth Alverson. His latest images are representations of the restrictive psychological space in which paintings are made. The work depicts acute solitude, with two bloated arthritic antiheroes straining to forge progress in a pastoral setting. This collection offers an egalitarian perspective of the very act of painting, suggesting that the relationship between virtuosity and failure is much closer—and more mercurial—than it might seem. Through the work’s internal rapport, Alverson imparts how he haggles with his own existential quantifiers and qualifiers in a universal pursuit toward the authentic…the finished…the good.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alverson’s work has exhibited widely, including at Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin, TX); Art Palace (Houston, TX); Blaffer Gallery (Houston, TX); Fort Worth Contemporary Art Center; Reynolds Gallery (Richmond, VA); and White Box Gallery (NYC). Alverson is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters and Sculptors Grant, and earned an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Alverson currently lives and works in Los Angeles. This is his first exhibition in San Antonio.
Image: Seed Sower, 2017; Oil on canvas; 52 x 40 inches
ABOUT THE CURATORS
DEASIL is Arturo Palacios & Hilary Hunt, previously the faithful stewards of Art Palace (Austin/Houston, 2005-2017). Together, they today explore the possibilities between commercial gallerists, art consultants and independent curators. “Deasil” means clockwise; dexterous, and following the course of the sun. The team offers a nomadic approach to programming that aims to produce exhibitions through the careful consideration of artistic intent, timing and location.