Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Steel Valley Arts Council presents: Seth Graham at artspace105, May 1 – 15, 20

Steel Valley Arts Council presents: Seth Graham at artspace105, May 1 – 15, 2010

Steel Valley Arts Council P.O. Box 3003
Munhall, PA 15120

Seth Graham
May 1 – 15, 2010
105 East Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
(Next to the Homestead Grays Bridge)
On street parking available on 7th or 8th Avenues)

Presented by Steel Valley Arts Council, a not for profit arts organization serving the areas of Homestead, West Homestead, and Munhall.

Seth Graham is a visual artist from Buffalo, New York. He creates works using pen and ink that reflect ideas that bear significance to man’s place in nature, alchemy, death, and time among other subjects. He has developed his artwork and the style in which he produces it around the ideology that we are all part of one whole, and although we branch out and carve a niche for ourselves in life, we eventually succumb to the reclaiming hands of time and nature.

Graham’s works are often described as gritty and scratchy, but bear an elegance that demonstrates a great attention to detail. His drawings pull from a great number of sources, and each piece conveys an idea or bears a symbolic theme. The aesthetics of the pieces help to bring the message to the viewer, and at the same time, make the delivery artistic.

Graham’s mission in creating these works is to induce thought, and to prompt questions. There is a great deal of symbolism and metaphoric use of images in his work that he hopes will prompt the viewer to perhaps question the intent of such a depiction, and ultimately the world around them.

Seth Graham’s visual art will be on view Wednesdays and Saturdays at artspace105 from May 1-15, 2010. An opening reception will be held starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 1st.

For more information, including gallery hours, contact the Steel Valley Arts Council at steelvalleyarts@gmail.com.


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