Seth's Night Drive exhibit is on at the Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art Gallery from now until November 16th!
Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday from 10am – 5pm, and Saturday from 11am – 4pm.
"All of the paintings in this exhibition were drawn from Google Maps/ Street view.
No one could be less interested in the digital world than me, but even I have to admit that the street view function of the computer is one of the greatest inventions in my lifetime. A magic window in which to explore the world.
I love to roam around the Ontario countryside. I love the small towns and I love the rolling rural roads. I'm no hiker. Most weekends I enjoy the landscapes through the windshield of a car. And during the week, thanks to Google Maps, I can do the same while safely ensconced in my dark basement studio.
So, this exhibition is somewhat of a little journey around Ontario from a desk chair.
Perversely, instead of the bright sunlight of street view, I have set each scene at night. Just a whim, and yet it us true that when I picture those rural roads in my mind's eye... I mostly picture them as a night drive."–Seth