July 9 – August 21, 2010
Meaning is fluid in Seth Alverson’s most recent body of work, as each painting builds upon the others in an open and uncategorized way. By refusing to lead us in a specific direction, images that initially seem to be homeless remnants of the lives of others, reveal themselves to be much more complex, encompassing all elements of the human condition. These anxiety-ridden works highlight the trail of inquiry, giving them weight and presence.
Using memory and haunting imagery as catalysts for his self-reflexive paintings, Alverson distills the most essential elements until they are heightened to a level of transformation. This transformation occurs through the act of painting by placing intention on the images, and in turn helps us find rationality in futility to apply meaning in our everyday.
About the Artist:
Seth Alverson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Houston, in 2002 and his Master of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010. This will be Alverson’s second solo exhibition with Art Palace, he has also exhibited his work in group exhibitions, includingDeath of a Propane Salesman, Fort Worth Contemporary Art Center, Fort Worth, TX (2009); Group Show, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA (2009); 30th Anniversary, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (2009); Where Are We Going?, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX (2008); Houston Area Exhibition,Blaffer Gallery, Houston TX (2008); The Siren’s Song, Arthouse at Jones Center, Austin, TX (2007) and New Texas Painting, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX (2006).