The Art Gallery of Guelph welcomes Seth for a career retrospective exhibit. The exhibit runs Thursday September 12th through Sunday December 15, 2019 and the Art Gallery of Guelph is open Tuesday to Sunday, 12 to 5 pm. The Fall Season Opening Reception will take place Thursday, September 12 at 7 pm.
Featuring the work of graphic novelist and artist Seth, A Life, All Play focuses on the creative exploration that is integral to his storytelling, captured in a dense and lush installation that highlights his life in the studio as well as finished works – from sketchbooks, scrapbooks, and cardboard maquettes, to comic pages, ceramics and dioramas, including his model city Dominion. Illustrating a process-oriented practice that is not much different from the way he made things as a child, the work on view encompasses the same childhood inspirations – comic books, toys and models, as well as DIY materials such as cardboard, poster paint, and glue. Reflecting a practice infused with genuine play, Seth has noted, “Sometimes this process leads to finished works, but sometimes it is just about the process itself – following a road that doesn’t always lead to a destination. Sometimes just walking down the road is the point.”
The AGG will also host a screening of Seth’s Dominion on Friday, September 27th at 7 pm. This screening will take place in the second floor lecture room and is a free event. The space is accessible.