On Saturday, December 2, Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) will proudly unveil a mini solo exhibition, featuring new works from Attaboy.
“Grow In The Dark” marks the first show in 6 years from Daniel “Attaboy” Seifert, the internationally shown artist, creator and toy designer best known for being the co-founder of Hi-Fructose magazine. The new show features trippy mushrooms and other decomposing delights hand-painted on wood
“After the election I found myself obsessively painting mushrooms, the way my ceramicist Grandmother used to when I was a child. I painted 125 of them on cardboard and started planting them in my town. I think it was to spread unexpected glimmers of surprise, to remind people to still pay attention to the little things around them. I then sent them to friends in NYC, Portland, Ohio and elsewhere. These paintings evolved into paintings on wood and pieces for this show, which have become just as much sculptures as paintings. In a way, I’m now building paintings, with sometimes dozens of layers of wood, into 2 1/2 D reliefs. Up until this year, I’ve never enjoyed painting, it would frustrate me to no end but now I’m addicted in figuring out these pictorial puzzles, with themes of mortality, mutation and rebirth. Much like a mushroom, who grows on the decay of dead matter, it’s an artist’s job to deconstruct and build upon old ideas, into new ones.” -Daniel “Attaboy” Seifert