C E R A S O L I Gallery presents a selection of works by SETH CURCIO 'Beyond A Shadow' in Gallery Three at Cerasoli. Opens June 13, 2009, and remains on view through July 8, 2009.
Seth Curcio implements Xerox and laser copiers, billboard pasting, enamel paints, and screen prints -- what he describes as "the accessible materials of mass commerce" -- in the construction of his mid-sized collages on paper and wood. At first glance, Curcio's pictures resemble familiar contemporary landscapes. But, on further inspection, a perplexing multiplicity imbues Curcio's images with hallucinogenic static. Kaleidoscopic explosions splinter a high-rise building into a shadowy house of cards. At other times, patterns multiply like mushrooms within celestial landscapes that mirror both the surface of the moon and the interior of the Large Hadron Collider. Disquieting and complex, Curcio's works resemble photo-real environments shredded and then pieced together from memory, an intricate mesh which captures the claustrophobic, endlessly reconstructed nature of our contemporary culture. Curcio worked as director of Redux Contemporary Art Center and is the founder of the art blog Dailyserving.com.