MARCH 2-6 2016
SEASON IS PROUD TO PRESENT A SOLO BOOTH PRESENTATION OF MIKE SIMI AT VOLTA ART FAIR, NEW YORK CITY.
TENDERNESS AND ROT
Mike Simi was born in Newberry, a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA. The outcome of his living in such a remote location was the creation of a strong ability to self-entertain. This, combined with a loving but offbeat family, has given Mike a keen sense of dark humor. His artwork is creatively simple and subtly subversive and allows for his sculptures to become troublemakers, denying themselves their original functions while barely able to operate with their new identity. Although confused, these objects continue to push on, working towards a new unknown purpose. A schizophrenic respect for all things exists side-by-side with a harmless disregard towards every thing. The common denominator in his work is a smart and incisive commentary on the trappings of self-representation by way of class and economy. Recent ink drawings show a naive urgency to communicate. Half earnest, half tongue-in-cheek, these drawings often reveal a truth wrapped in humor. Mike Simi recognizes the conflict hidden within his works, and believes that conflict can be a form of beauty and a place of honest communication.
Mike studied ceramics at Northern Michigan University and received his MFA at the University of Washington in 2007, where he studied with Akio Takamori and Jamie Walker. While there, his studies lead him into advanced computer robotics that dealt with the dual representation of a social persona and a private persona. Recent shows include exhibitions in London, Kuwait City, New York City, Chicago and Seattle, with residencies at Pilchuck Glass, Stanwood, Washington, and S12 Glassworks, Bergen, Norway. Mike Simi lives and works in Chicago Illinois.
January 10-March 27, 2016
SEASON IS PROUD TO PRESENT hot car death dad a solo show of recent sculptures BY Seth David Friedman. Working in a variety of media, Seth creates objects which look as if they came out of a body, or are ready to go in one. THIS WILL BE his FIRST solo show with the gallery. OPENING RECEPTION IS SUNDAY january 10, 2-5PM AND THE SHOW CONTINUES TO march 27.
“And it is precisely when we are unsure of something that our curiosity is aroused, and that we then tend to regard it more closely, consider it more carefully, and in the end, experience it more intensely.”
December 1-5, 2015
CARS IN A CIRCLe
Juliet Jacobson and Dylan Neuwirth
PULSE ART FAIR MIAMI Beach
SEASON is proud to present a two person booth of new works by Juliet Jacobson and Dylan Neuwirth. Both artists deal with issues of representation at a time when images are free-flowing and overabundant. They approach artmaking with different views and are fully aware that their efforts compliment–and are at odds with–internet driven image consumption. Jacobson meticulously draws simple objects such as mirrors, plastic bags, and folded pieces of paper in graphite. By focusing on the blank spaces or the subtle wrinkles, the artist illuminates the empty spaces of the mundane and the secret life they harbor. Neuwirth works in text, neon, sculpture, video, digital media and experiments in technology that are both community driven and conceptually focused as a continuous investigation of what it means to be human. Dylan’s mission is to connect these ideas with audiences outside this specific discourse using pop culture, inclusive story telling, and self depreciating humor as an entry point.
Juliet Jacobson (b. 1977, Puyallup, Washington) lives and works in New York. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as an undergraduate before receiving her MFA from New York University in 2006. Jacobson’s work expresses the essential features of a skill-based medium: drawing. “I understand that some might find it oppressive to undertake something so laborious, but for me it’s comforting to have such serene, abiding work,” Jacobson told the Huffington Post in an interview. Her most recent work has been exhibited at SEASON in Seattle, Schneiderei Gallery in Vienna, at Blackston Gallery in New York and with the Sphinx curatorial project. She was an artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Catwalk Institute in 2014. She teaches at New York University, Steinhardt School Department of Art and Art Professions. For Pulse, Juliet will present six new drawings of a folded and wrinkled sheet of paper.
Dylan Neuwirth (b. 1977, Athens, Georgia) is a posthuman contemporary artist. His multilayered practice spans text, sculpture, neon, digital media and public art to establish the relevance of personal identity in a data-driven, networked world. Since 2011, Neuwirth has produced experimental ideas in a wide range of analog and online formats to build large-scale conceptual work. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including venues in the US, UK and Kuwait. His virtual projects have been hosted on Library of the Printed Web, NewHive, Digital Sweat, Black Box Festival and Facebook. Neuwirth’s most recent work is a free standing neon artwork created for the campus of the University of Wyoming. For Pulse, Dylan will present a new neon sculpture that references consumer culture, cult imagery and technology.
August 5-29 2015
SEASON is excited to present the group exhibition SLOW ENHANCERS and wishes to thank Platform Gallery for the use of their space for the month of August. The Opening reception is First Thursday August 6, 6-8pm and The show will continue to August 29. hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm and by appointment, Platform Gallery is located at 114 Third Avenue South, in the Tashiro-Kaplan Building.
Exhibiting artists include Sharon Butler, Calvin Ross Carl, Dawn Cerny, Seth David Friedman, Nicola Ginzel, Cable Griffith, Mary Henry, Juliet Jacobson, Christopher Moss, Anthony Palocci Jr. and Marius Wilms.
There’s a memory of something like a tongue or a candy wrapper and I chased it. I thought I’d see things if I looked but I couldn’t. I thought I’d see through things if I looked harder but I still couldn’t. I got jammed up on some duffer and dope and for some reason I’m lying face down on a beach with both hands in my left pocket. The waves are crashing near me, only I don’t know where they are. I’m too weak and unconcerned to look up. I wonder if I open my eyes now I’ll see the center of the Earth but I don’t dare. That kind of knowledge would be a dream and I have stopped having dreams.
July 19-September 27, 2015
SEASON is proud to present THE OCEAN IS DOUBLE SIDED featuring paintings by Matthew F Fisher, Caris Reid and Ryan Schneider. Each of these artists works in a unique representational style and this will be the first time each has shown in Seattle. Opening reception is Sunday July 19, 2-5pm and the show continues to September 27.
I saw an old wise bird, a symbol. It upset every fool inside me, unsettled my things and bound me lonely floating on empty pillows floating on empty logs floating on empty. There is no fortune to mention–between the sunrise and sunset, nothing fathoming. The rain is not landing though I know it falls while galaxies go ripped with reason and Neptune may have a fine fine fine fire. Why must they say oceans go from mother to panic? Seeming in such little ways little, my dreams here are alone; they must be lost (beautiful hands-off.) Consider me when you round the horn and sound a good morning emotion across and on and on and across the sea-shadow. Just know nothing can scare me. As a figure rises from the tide, another sinks with truth and chutes, like others.
Matthew F Fisher (Brooklyn New York) has exhibited across the US, most recently a solo show at Sardine, Brooklyn New York. He has been the recipient of residencies at Yaddo, Sarasota Springs New York, Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz New York and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson Vermont. Matthew’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Out New York, Time Out London, New American Paintings and Art Papers. He holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Caris Reid (Brooklyn New York) has shown often along the east coast, her work is currently hanging in the Longhouse Projects show “Suddenly Last Summer.” Also she has show at Sargent’s Daughters, Leo Koening Inc, Ramiken Crucible and The New Museum, all New York City. She has had residencies in Texas, New York and Berlin and holds a BFA Cum Laude from Boston University.
Ryan Schneider (Joshua Tree California) has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Recent shows include a solo presentation at VOLTA NY with Two Rams, NY, as well as participation in group shows at Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Denmark, The Munkeruphus Museum in Denmark and Bendixen Contemporary Art in Copenhagen. Ryan’s work has been featured in Whitewall Magazine, Modern Painters, ArtNet, The New Yorker, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtInfo, New American Paintings, Art Fag City and several other publications. Ryan received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.
May 17-June 28 2015
SEASON is proud to present FINGERS THAT TOUCH THE SKY, a show of paintings and drawings by Shannon McConnell, a visual artist and musician living in Seattle. His oil paintings of characters in transfiguration blend a fantasy situation with garage punk animism. As a musician, Shannon was a member of The Fall-Outs, The Pulses and has worked with The Outcasts and El Vez. His paintings have been shown along the West Coast as well as in Prague, Czech Republic. This is Shannon’s second show with the gallery.
I know how to turn the cameras off and make it so no one will see.
I can mute the microphones and everything posted will fall, this record will end.
I gotta find a way to get their attention and make them understand. Desley is my only chance and he’s probably not Desley anymore. He’s behind the bar bartending and ignoring me. He’s gone like the others. He sees what he thinks he wants to see and listens to what he has already heard. I have a story about what happened but no one listens.
Memories are so fragile to begin with, I want to keep this one.