by BK Munn
A new show of art and materials by the cartoonist Seth explores his side projects, sketchbooks, personal work, and other studio ephemera to illustrate his process. According to the artist, “Sometimes this process leads to finished works, but sometimes it is just about the process itself – following a road that doesn’t always lead to a destination. Sometimes just walking down the road is the point.”
Art Gallery of Guelph: September 12 to December 15, 2019
Fall Season Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12 at 7 pm
Here’s the Gallery write-up:
Featuring the work of graphic novelist and artist Seth, A Life, All Play focuses on the creative exploration that is integral to his storytelling, captured in a dense and lush installation that highlights his life in the studio as well as finished works – from sketchbooks, scrapbooks, and cardboard maquettes, to comic pages, ceramics and dioramas, including his model city Dominion. Illustrating a process-oriented practice that is not much different from the way he made things as a child, the work on view encompasses the same childhood inspirations – comic books, toys and models, as well as DIY materials such as cardboard, poster paint, and glue.