DISSOLVING DIMENSION – SETH SCANTLEN – SOLO EXHIBITION
August 6th-21st 12pm-6pm Wednesday-Sunday
CHASHAMA 217 GALLERY
217 E. 42nd St. New York, NY 10017
(in between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
press release: chashama is pleased to announce Dissolving Dimension, an exhibit at chashama 217 by Seth Scantlen. Scantlen uses paint as his medium to express the fluidity of identity. Representation and abstraction flow together, seamlessly intermingling, in a state of constant flux. He explores both the terror and joy that comes with identity’s meltdown.
His images hover between hallucinations and careful abstractions. Scantlen achieves technical rigor while engaged in a visualization of intense subject breakdown, maintaining a constant tension between control and chaos. His work refers to ways in which technology can enable us to depict and edit our identities while also threatening to flatten them into ready made consumable self-caricatures.