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Durand Seay

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Birthplace
Atlanta, GA

Birth year
1955

Lives in
Montgomery, AL

Works in
Montgomery, AL

Website

Schools
Auburn University, 1978, Architecture

Representing galleries
Photolark Gallery, Vesper Gallery, Trevisan Art International, Stonehenge Gallery, Littlehouse Galleries,

Tags
abstract, digital, illuminated photography, oils on canvas, abstract surrealism photography, abstract photography surrealism painting

Statement

Durand Seay utilizes painting and photography in his search for symbols of balance, serenity, sprituality, and how we connect as a people. His photography stretches the bounds of what we consider as the story, allowing the viewer to feel the story, to be created or added upon. The illuminations  remove the image out of its original context placing them as abstractions to guide the viewers impressions. These legacies of layers, studies in organic constructions arive from a pursuit influenced by his architecture and a facination with structures found in nature or man made.

Durand Seay became an architect due to having a talent in understanding form, space, light, and process. His father, also being the architect and civil engineer, happen to also be talented in watercolors. With an entire family of artists, this heritage implanted the strong desire to pursue  architecture and painting. In kind, his art combines the intuition of an artistic inner self, and the influences of structure.

Durand Seay’s success in architecture is due in part to his ability to perceive space, not strictly as an enhanced volume to contain, but as an experience that is directly affected by the user, psychologically through movement and time. The understanding of space is gained from the action of moving within. Time can be slowed down, sped up, or stopped to manipulate how a space is made apparent. Seay’s thoughtful awareness of human nature affects the sculpting of space and form, weaving enhanced experiences.

Graduating from Auburn University in Architecture, he also attended University of Georgia to extend his skills in art and his understanding of painting. His work has been exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions all over the southeast since 1978, and recently in 2009 “Imaginary Journeys”, Trevisan Arte Internationale invitational exhibition, Ferarra, Italy. His history of awards precedes him with the following selected examples:

 Bio

Awards:

 

2012 Best of Show, Selma Art Guild Summer Exhibition, Selma, Alabama

2011 Best of Opaque Painting, Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition

2011 Artslant.com 2011 Round-2 Showcase Winner

2010 Honorable Mention, Drawing Category, Montgomery Art Guild Regions BankBank 45th Annual Exhibition

2010 First Place Winner, “My Personal Best” competition, Art Scene Today .com

2008 First Place in Oil and Acrylic Category, Hilton Head Art League National Juried Exhibition, Hilton Head, SC

2008 Purchase Award, Southworks Juried Exhibition, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA

2003 Award of Excellence, Alabama Exhibition, Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama                    

1996 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild, Regions Bank 31st Annual Exhibition

1995 Third Place and Honorable Mention, Montgomery Art Guild, Regions Bank 30th Annual Exhibition

1993 Honorable Mention, Montgomery Art Guild 30th Museum Exhibition

1990 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild 29th Annual Juried Museum Exhibition

1989 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild 28th Annual Juried Museum Exhibition

1988 Third Place, Montgomery Art Guild 27th Annual Museum Exhibition

1987 Third Place & Montgomery Arts Council Purchase Award, Montgomery Art Guild 26th Annual Museum Exhibition

1987 Best in Pastel Category, Metro Art International Competition, New York, New York

1986 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild 25th Annual Museum Exhibition

1985 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild 24th Annual Museum Exhibition

1984 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild 23rd Annual Museum Exhibition

 

Selected Exhibitions

upcoming:

June 13 - July 11, 2013 Stonehenge Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama
   
June 22, 2013 Juried group exhibition at Art Design Consultants, ADC, Inc., Cincinatti, Ohio, "Art Comes Alive 2013 Final Exhibition.
 

Group:

2012 Wiregrass Museum of Art 12th Biennial – “B12”, Dothan, Alabama

2012 Selma Art Guild Summer Exhibition, Selma Alabama

2012 Energen Exhibition, Birmingham, Alabama

2011 Filter Photo Festival, “Stories & Starting Points” Exhibition, Black Cloud Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2011 International Photography Competition - Artists Haven Gallery-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

2011 39th Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama

2011 “The Artists of Montgomery, Past and Present”, The Johnson Center for the Arts,  Troy, Alabama

2010 “B-10” - Dothan Museum of Art Biennial, Dothan, Alabama

2010 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 45th Annual Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama

2009 Imaginary Journeys, Trevisan Arte Internationale, Ferarra, Italy

2009 “My Personal Best”, Art Scene Today .com

2009 South Cobb Arts Alliance 22nd National Juried Exhibition

2009 Defoor Center, Atlanta, GA

2008 Hilton Head Art League National Juried Exhibition, Hilton Head, SC

2008 Southworks Juried exhibition, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA

2008 The Zodiac Exhibition, Apache Café, Atlanta, GA

2004 “New Blood”, The Nordys Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

2003 The Alabama Exhibition, Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama

2001 The Nightingale Exhibition, Auburn University Montgomery

2001 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 36th Annual Exhibition

2000 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 35th Annual Exhibition

1999 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 34th Annual Exhibition

1998 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 33rd Annual Exhibition

1997 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 32nd Annual Exhibition

1996 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 31st Annual Exhibition

1996 Montgomery Art Guild 25th Annual Museum Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama

1995 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 30th Annual Exhibition

1993 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 29th Annual Exhibition

1993 Abstein Gallery Fall Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia

1993 Montgomery Art Guild 30th Museum Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama

1992 Wiregrass Museum Biennial, Dothan Alabama

1991 Alabama Showcase, Alabama State Arts Council Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama

1990 Leon Loard Gallery Fall Exhibition

1990 Artifice Rex Spring Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama

1990 Montgomery Art Guild 29th Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama

1989 Artifice Rex Spring Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama

1989 Montgomery Art Guild 28th Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama

1988 Montgomery Art Guild 27th Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama

1987 Metro Art International Competition, New York, New York

1987 Southeastern Art Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Fine Arts, Mobile Alabama

1987 Montgomery Art Guild 26th Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama

1986 Little House Gallery Montgomery Artist Exhibition, Birmingham, Alabama

Individual:

2012 Stonehenge Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama

2008 Defoor Center, Atlanta, Georgia

2001 New South Art Shop, Montgomery, Alabama

2001 East Public Library, Montgomery, Alabama

1989 Auburn University Architecture Department Gallery, Auburn, Alabama

1989 Green Garden Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama

1985 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama

1978 Auburn University Architecture Department Gallery

Collections:

Montgomery Arts Council

Blount International

Montgomery Art Guild

Alabama Power Company

Alabama Gas Corporation

Southern Progress

Sony Corporation


References:

Georgine Clark

Visual Art Program Manager

Alabama State Council on the Arts

http://www.arts.state.al.us/

201 Monroe Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1800

georgine.clarke@arts.alabama.gov

334-242-4076 x 250

 

Jill Kettles

Art Director

The Defoor Center
http://www.defoorcentre.com/index.p...

1710 Defoor Avenue NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30318

jill@scribblesstudios.com

404-591-3900

 

Sandra Cumbest, Interior Designer, ASID

Sandra Cumbest Design

http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_profile.asp?individual_id=83464&sort_by=1&

137 Briarvista Way, NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30329

sandra@cumbestdesign.com

404-414-7855

 

Paola Trevisan

Trevisan Art International

Corso Porta Reno, 17

4410 Ferrara, Italy

http://www.trevisan-international-art.com/

trevisaninternational@gmail.com

+39 348 0013476

Recent Exhibits

Durand Seay participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2014 Photolark Gallery
Photolarkgallery.com
 
Feb, 2014 LuminArte Gallery presents: Outside the Lines
LuminArte Gallery
 
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