With Metamorphic, Daniel "Attaboy" Seifert's latest series of work at The Compound Gallery offers paintings of rocks on actual rocks and on panels, an installation of layers of hand painted graphic mushroom clouds that appear as if textile patterns, and more. In the painted rock series, boulders on an abstract collision course, others appear as suspended in floating landscapes, as if on a wall paper or for sale in a jewelry store for the gods. Other works depict foreboding gnarled trees reminiscent of Japanese Sumi watercolors, but these “Nature Studies” of Atta’s have layered backgrounds of spray paint, and haphazard contrasting colors, creating images of gnarled trees that appear to be violent and peaceful at the same time. With a commitment to creating and curating surprising forms of visual art, Attaboy has forged a varied career, often fusing subversion with disconcerting whimsy.
Show runs from October 3rd- December 6th, Thursday-Sunday 12pm-6pm.