We are pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Alejandra Seeber. For her first exhibition at Sperone Westwater, the artist will exhibit a series of four works, “Duos”, in the Terrazzo Gallery. Each work in this series is diptych-like in that it combines two disparate views of different interiors rendered on a single canvas. In one work, the artist combines a midwestern modernized house with in image taken from a Vermeer painting. In another, she melds Truman Capote’s house in the Hamptons with a drawing of an interior design by Gustave Stickley. Similar to a noise that disturbs the peace and quiet of a home, the disruptive and malleable form of a stain unites the “Duos.” These invasive colorful stains that the artist introduces into her paintings unite the seemingly disparate halves, thereby creating relationships which guide the eye through the interior and invite the viewer to question how we live, how we play, what defines “good” or “bad” taste and what comprises individual comfort.
In her painted interiors, Alejandra Seeber imbues each object with a sense of dynamism. A dialogue between the painted objects forms, extending beyond the frame and inviting the viewer to enter the room and engage in this intimate conversation. As the artist states, “sometimes the furniture in a painting offers a place for the eye to sit and rest. Other times, a painted door very far off in a corridor invites us to enter even further.”
Born in Argentina, Alejandra Seeber lives and works in Buenos Aires and New York and has worked in numerous fields including theater, opera and costume design. Since 1996, her practice has been focused on painting, and in particular, on paintings of interiors and architecture. The artist has been the subject of several solo exhibitions in both Argentina and New York and has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States.