New Screen Prints

I’ll have two limited edition, hand-pulled screen prints available on Wednesday, June 12 at 12:00pm PST, at the store on my website here.

“Pink and Blue (Dusk)”

  • Edition of 20

  • 15 x 22 inches (including border. Image itself is 11 x 17 inches)

  • 2 color silkscreen on Stonehenge 90lb. paper

  • hand printed, signed and numbered by me

“Pink and Blue (Dawn)”

  • Edition of 10

  • 15 x 22 inches (including border. Image itself is 11 x 17 inches)

  • 2 color silkscreen on Stonehenge 90lb. paper

  • hand printed, signed numbered by me

  • This is the same composition as the screen print above, but with a slightly lighter 2 color combination, with less contrast

The composition of the two prints are the same, but each has a slightly different color combination. The “Dawn” version is much lighter and less contrast-y than the darker “Dusk” version. It’s like the difference between Easter and the 4th of July.

Each image is made up of two layers of printed color. The pink layer was printed first, then the blue layer. The white of the image is the color of the unprinted paper. The third, darker value is where the blue overlaps the pink. The two colors combine to make the purple-ish hue.

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New Etching Print Edition

  • Edition of 10

  • 14 x 17 inches (including border)

  • zinc plate etching with aquatint, printed on Rives BFK 280g archival paper

  • hand drawn, inked, and printed by me

  • signed and numbered by me, as well

  • This limited edition print will be made available on June 12 at 12:00 pm PST. For questions or interest, feel free to email me (see my contact page).

Zinc plate etching on Rives BFK 280g archival paper, 9 x 12 inches (14 x 17 in. with border)

Here’s a bit of the etching process, just to give a clear idea of what this thing actually is. Forgive my lack of technical terminology.

Drawing onto the plate with a metal etching needle. There’s a thin layer of “hardground” on the zinc plate, which the drawing implement basically scrapes off to make the image.

Drawing onto the plate with a metal etching needle. There’s a thin layer of “hardground” on the zinc plate, which the drawing implement basically scrapes off to make the image.

Finished with the drawing.

Acid bath. Dipping the plate in acid eats away at the exposed metal, allowing for grooves to form, in which the ink for the printing will sit. The longer it sits in acid, the more pronounced the line/value.

Acid bath. Dipping the plate in acid eats away at the exposed metal, allowing for grooves to form, in which the ink for the printing will sit. The longer it sits in acid, the more pronounced the line/value.

This is the first version of the etch, before aquatinting.

After applying aquatint, which is essentially melted granular plastic beads on the metal plate, which is a whole process in itself, I applied “stop-out” (a tar-like substance), over all the spots I wanted to remain white. Then I dipped it in acid for a few seconds, making everything that remained exposed a little bit darker. Then I covered everything that I wanted to remain that slightly darker color in more “stop-out”, dipped in acid, then repeated this process for each subsequent change in value, until I got to black, at which point most of the plate is covered in the stuff.

Cover the plate in ink…

Cover the plate in ink…

Wipe the ink off, which takes forever…

Print that bad boy on a big ol’ press.

Print that bad boy on a big ol’ press.

Upcoming Limited Edition Print Release - “Verdugo”

***SOLD OUT***

On Wednesday, May 8th at 10 am PST, Thinkspace Gallery here in LA will be releasing my newest limited edition giclee, “Verdugo”. Please visit shop.thinkspaceprojects.com for more info or to purchase.

“Verdugo”

  • Edition of 75

  • 22 x 18 inches (including a 1 inch boarder)

  • Fine art print on Juniper Baryta Rag 305gsm

  • Hand signed and numbered by me

  • $90


Group Exhibition at EVOKE Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Scenic Overlook”

Opening March 29, 2019, 5 - 7 pm, through April 20th, 2019

Evoke Contemporary

550 South Guadalupe St.

Santa Fe, NM 87501

“The Divide”, oil on wood panel, 16 x 20 inches, 2019

“June”, Oil on canvas, 32 x 48 inches, 2018

“Kentucky Springs Canyon”, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 2018

I’m very pleased to have the above paintings featured in the group show “Scenic Overlook”, opening this Friday. To see see the online catalogue of the exhibition, check it out HERE.

For more information or inquiries, please visit www.evokecontemporary.com.

Upcoming Limited Edition Print Release

On Friday, February 22nd at 10 am PST, Thinkspace Gallery here in LA will be releasing my newest limited edition giclee, “December”. Please visit shop.thinkspaceprojects.com for more info or to purchase.

“December”

“December”

  • Edtion of 50

  • 22 x 17 inches

  • fine art print on Juniper Baryta Rag 305 gsm

  • Hand signed and numbered

  • $75

New Painting for Pow!Wow! Hawai’i 2019

“Blue and Yellow”, oil on wood, 12 x 12 inches

“Blue and Yellow”, oil on wood, 12 x 12 inches

‘Exploring the New Contemporary Movement VI’
Sixth Annual Exhibition Curated by Thinkspace Projects

Taking place during POW! WOW! Hawaii 2019

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 9 from 6-10PM during the Honolulu Night Market

On view through February 16 at:
Wade Warehouse
449 Cooke Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
* Right around the corner from Lana Lane Studios

Full details on the mural festival at www.powwowhawaii.com



Seth Armstrong: Artist Talk at MOAH Lancaster

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Join me on Sunday, December 16, at 2:00pm for an artist talk at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA. I’ll be talking about my paintings, my dog, and other stuff. Learn what goes on inside that giant head.

Lancaster Museum of Art and History - MOAH

665 W. Lancaster Blvd.

Lancaster, CA 93534

New Hand Embellished Print Edition - “Vandermolen”

This limited edition print was available exclusively for those who attended DesignerCon in Anaheim a couple of weeks ago. Those that were not sold there are going to be available on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 4pm PST, at Static Medium’s website, www.staticmedium.com.

  • Giclee Print on Moab Entrada 290 gsm Cotton Rag

  • Edition of 25

  • 16 x 20 inches

  • signed and numbered

  • Each print has been hand glazed and heavily embellished by me, Seth. Each one is different.

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Upcomming Exhibition at MOAH, the Museum Of Art and History in Lancaster, CA - “Li’l Baja’s Last Ride”

“Verdugo”, oil on wood panel, 16 x 20 inches, 2018

“Verdugo”, oil on wood panel, 16 x 20 inches, 2018

As part of “The New Vanguard II”, I’ll be showing a new body of work entitled “Li’l Baja’s Last Ride”, based in large part on the road between my hometown neighborhood in Los Angeles and Lancaster, and the tragedy the befell “Li’l Baja”, my old car, on that very same route.

The New Vanguard II

October 21 - December 30, 2018

Artists:

Sandra Chevrier | Cages and the Allure of Freedom

Seth Armstrong | Lil' Baja's Last Ride

Craig 'Skibs' Barker | Suzy is a Surf Rocker

Brooks Salzwedel | Rut in the Soil

Featured Installations:

Andrew Hem, Dan Witz, HOTxTEA, Isaac Cordal, Jaune, Laurence Vallieres, Spenser Little

“The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, in collaboration with Los Angeles' Thinkspace Projects, is pleased to present The New Vanguard II, a dynamic group exhibition of works by international artists working in the New Contemporary art movement. The highly anticipated follow up to 2016's successful first iteration of The New Vanguard, on view in tandem with this year's POW WOW! Antelope Valley will feature special solo projects by artists Sandra Chevrier, Seth Armstrong, Craig 'Skibs' Barker, and Brooks Salzwedel.

 

A sequel to what was in 2016 the most extensive presentation of work from the New Contemporary movement in a Southern Californian museum venue to date, The New Vanguard II, in keeping with the first, will present a diverse and expansive group of curated new works. The group show will include new pieces by ABCNT, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Hall, Alexandra Manukyan, Amy Sol, Andrew Schoultz, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Mashburn, Carl Cashman, CASE, Dan Witz, Drew Merritt, EINE, Ekundayo, Ermsy, Esao Andrews, Evoca1, Fernando Chamarelli, Fidia Falaschetti, Fintan Magee, Helen Bur, Hueman, Hula, Huntz Liu, Jaune, Joel Daniel Phillips, Jolene Lai, Juan Travieso, Kaili Smith, Kathy Ager, Kikyz1313, Laura Berger, Lauren YS, Lonac, Mark Dean Veca, Mars-1, Martin Whatson, Masakatsu Sashie, Meggs, Michael Reeder, Milu Correch, The Perez Bros, PichiAvo, RISK, Robert Xavier Burden, Robert Proch, Ronzo, Saner, Scott Listfield , Sergio Garcia, Seth Armstrong, Snik, Stephanie Buer, Super A, Super Future Kid, TikToy, Tran Nguyen, Van Arno, and Yosuke Ueno.

 

Alongside the focused solo presentations by Chevrier, Armstrong, Barker, and Salzwedel, the exhibition will include site-specific installations by Andrew Hem, Dan Witz, HOTxTEA, Isaac Cordal, Jaune, Laurence Vallieres, and Spenser Little.

 

A movement unified as much by its diversity as its similitude, 'New Contemporary' has come to denote an important heterogeneity of styles, media, contexts, and activations over the course of its establishment since the 90s. Unified in its fledgling beginnings by a founding countercultural impulse searching for its own nomenclature, the New Contemporary movement's shifting and inclusive designations have offered alternative narratives over the years to those popularized by the dominant art establishment and its conceptual predilections.

 

Though stylistically disparate, the work belonging to this rapidly expansive movement reveals a desire to reference the popular, social, and subcultural domains of contemporary experience, grounding, rather than rarifying, imagery in the familiar. Looking to the urban landscape and the kaleidoscopic shift of individual identities within it, these artists use the figurative and narrative to anchor their work in the accessible and aesthetically relatable. A fundamentally democratic stance governs the ambitions of this new guard, ever in search of novel ways to expand rather than to contract.”

“UN–DERSTAND THE POWER OF ART AS A SOCIAL ARCHITECT” at Urban Nation Museum of Contemporary Urban Art in Berlin

I’ve got a painting in this show at the new(ish) Urban Nation Musuem of Contemporary Urban Art. Curated by museum director Yasha Young.

“Color On the Ritz”, Oil on paper adhered to wood, 36 x 24 inches, 2015

“Color On the Ritz”, Oil on paper adhered to wood, 36 x 24 inches, 2015

Image courtesy of Urban Nation

Image courtesy of Urban Nation

September 27th 2018, 8 pm, marks the opening of the second big exhibition in the short history of the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART: “UN—DERSTAND THE POWER OF ART AS A SOCIAL ARCHITECT“. In five years, URBAN NATION has grown “from vision to reality”. Throughout an eventful year since its opening, “the impossible museum” became „the living museum“ with around 600 visitors daily. With the new exhibition, “UN–DERSTAND THE POWER OF ART AS A SOCIAL ARCHITECT“, URBAN NATION takes a look back at its own history and one into the future.

www.urban-nation.com