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seth howe

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MOMENT 11:32:45 AM, 2008 Acrylic on Stainless Steel Mesh 10" X 20"
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MOMENT 04:45:15 PM, 2008 Acrylic on Stainless Steel Mesh 10" X 20"
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MOMENT 07:22:18 AM, 2008 Acrylic on Stainless Steel Mesh 20" X 16"
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MOMENT 04:19:56 PM, 2008 Acrylic on Stainless Steel Mesh 20" X 16"
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Picnic Table Under Glass, 2009 Plate Glass, Wood Picnic Table
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Picnic Table Under Glass, 2009
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Picnic Table Under Glass, 2009
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Picnic Table Under Glass, 2009
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Under Glass, 1999 Plate Glass 54" X 80'
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Glassworks I, 1998
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Glassworks III, 1998
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Glassworks IV, 1998
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Glassworks IV - detail, 1998
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Memory Shadow III, 1997 Acrylic on Stainless Steel Mesh 21" X 28"
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Moment Shadow I, 1997 Acrylic on Stainless Steel Mesh 28" X 79"
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MOMENT VI, 1997 Acrylic on Stainless Steel Mesh 10" X 13"
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Silver Moment I, 1996 Acrylic on Linen 16" X 14"
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Silver Moment V, 1996 Acrylic on Linen 96" X 208"
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Silver Moment V - Detail, 1996
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Fragments, 1996
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Untitled Tryptych - blue, gold, silver, 1996
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Untitles - Silver, 1996 Acrylic on Linen 16" X 14"
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General Stream of Becoming XXII, 1995 Acrylic and Ink on Linen 99" X 21"
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General Stream of Becoming XXIII, 1995 Acrylic and Ink on Linen 99" X 21"
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Untitled - Blue, 1995 Acrylic on Linen 12" X 24"
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Untitled - Brown, 1995 Acrylic on Linen 12" X 24"
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General Stream of Becoming XVIII, 1994 Acrylic on Linen 30" X 48.5"
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General Stream of Becoming XIX, 1995 Acrylic on Linen 48.5" X 44"
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General Stream of Becoming XVII, 1994 Acrylic on Linen 14" X 63"
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General Stream of Becoming XII, 1994 Acrylic on Linen 42" X 68"
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
new york
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Schools
Cornell University, 1983, barch
Hunter College
Tags
installation, modern, photography, abstract, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

Moment & Memory

My work is an investigation into the nature of perception as experienced through space and time. The work is comprised of both three dimensional site specific installations (glassworks) and two dimensional wallworks (paintings). I am interested in how as conscious beings we learn to understand the world around us, how we formulate a specific view of the world (reality), and ultimately how that view can be broken down into specific elements of language and meaning. The glassworks explores space in a site specific way, in essence ‘framing’ a view of the world that we embody. The everyday quality of the space we inhabit is transformed, allowing us to see ‘anew’. Through light and shadow the work embellishes the physical environment while leaving it undisturbed; a visual sleight of hand that plays with our notion of space and movement. The wall pieces are an investigation into the nature of perception via a two dimensional medium. Although the pieces are executed as ‘paintings’, in actuality they are a hybrid between the two dimensional surface of a painting, and the three dimensional quality of a scrim. The stainless steel mesh acts as both a reflector of light as well as a screen which light passes through. Depending on lighting conditions the works take on varying degrees of transparency and opacity. My intentions with the works is twofold; the two dimensional figural quality of the works becomes a metaphor for movement captured, a ‘snapshot’ of a moment in time, while the three dimensional transparency allows the viewer ‘into’ the work in actual space and time.