Sat, April 22, 2017 through Sun, May 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22, 6-9PM
A solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Twin Cities icon Scott Seekins features more than forty works with images ranging from self-portraits to a variety of animistic creatures, or combinations thererof.
In the past twenty years Seekins has created more than 300 self-portraits. Many of these images are situational, whereby he places his self in various scenarios. Some are based on historical events, while others portray fantasy relationships with pop music icon Britney Spears. All of Seekins’s artworks reveal a sense of humor and poignancy.
A central character in Seekins’s natural world pantheon is the panther. Its posture varies from picture to picture, sometimes posing in stately Egyptian-styled profile, and at others in an alert crouching position. The figures in his paintings and drawings are adorned with or surrounded by myriad personal symbols, thus infusing them with supernatural, mystical, or magical power.