The Gallery 4 presents
"SCAVENGERS" New paintings by Seth Storck

"SCAVENGERS" Opens Saturday, July 1st, 2017 and runs through Saturday, August 19th, 2017 and runs through Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at The Gallery 4 (206 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside, 412-363-5050). The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 7pm - 11pm and will be opened to the general public with complimentary refreshments and cocktails provided by The Gallery 4. The Gallery 4 is open Tuesday through Saturday 1pm- 8pm.


The Gallery 4 is pleased to welcome Seth Storck. You may recognize Seth’s work from our 2016 Annual Salon Show, where his uniquely bold depictions of monstrous cartoon figures first caught our eye. Seth grew up in Philipsburg, in central Pennsylvania. He made the great trek to Pittsburgh to cultivate his artistic skills and study graphic design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. A mostly self taught artist, he draws inspiration from animators, comic book artists, ghost stories and the unknown. He has been part of various group shows around the city of Pittsburgh over the years and has painted murals for both Crazy Mocha and Sheetz. Aside from paintings Seth has also been working on a comic book that he hopes to self publish in the next year.

Storck’s artwork is characterized by his imaginative beasts and creature designs illustrated in bold lines, and vibrant jewel tones. The wild expressions on the faces of these collected fiends is highlighted by Storck’s unique understanding of cartoon imagery - providing a storied sendup of historical interpretations of ancient mythological figures and legendary monsters. This folkloric connotation also provides a loose narrative for the collection, as to how we infer meaning in iconographic renditions of ancient objects. Here portrayed in Storck’s animated and dynamic lines and colors, the viewer is invited to search and reflect on the details that lay immediately before them - to scavenge on pieces that are exceptionally fresh.


Storck, on the works:

"This collection of pieces was inspired by the creating of relics based on how one might have artistically captured a creature that they have never seen with their own eyes. The idea of discovering a forgotten civilization that documented their culture’s deities in flat, bright colors is the driving force behind much of this work. The influence is on the idea rather than the rendering. The subjects remain flat and simple so that the ‘why’ is more important than the ‘how.’ The narratives are intentionally left open. Much like how uncovering an ancient carved statue would leave the discoverer wondering what drove the artist to create it, these pieces are meant to lead the viewer to invent their own stories about the subject's origins."



Seth Storck currently resides and works in Pittsburgh, PA

www.seth-storck.com

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