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List of artists

(alphabetized by first name)

Ceci Cole McInturff
Dave Seiler
Dolph Smith
Kathy Strother
Kerri Cushman
Laura Davidson
Margaret Couch Cogswell
Melissa Duckworth
Robyn Raines
S. Arden Hill
Susan Collard



Dave Seiler

Denver, Colorado

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Diminished Return

interactive media

17 x 10 x 25

© 2010


This piece relates to some similar furniture from my childhood home but with a very different sensibility. I wanted for this piece to have a bit of mystery along with a touch of creepiness. A surreal misunderstanding of ones past comes to mind, juxtaposed against the reality of ones true nature was the intent of this piece.

wood, paper, brass, steel, glass, Naugahyde vinyl, mannequin hand and found book

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Phrenitiscope #7, The Necklace

interactive media

16 x 13 x 151/2

© 2008


The interactive properties of early cinema have had a strong impact on my work over the past six-years. Approaching this body of work from the point of pre-cinema has allowed me to construct visual narratives with greater depth, along with the chance to say much more while using fewer materials in building these narratives. The Necklace was filmed during a Fourth of July party so the guests were the actors in the film, being shot frame by frame, moving a few inches at a time, while looking blankly at the camera. This blank stare is the same that I have seen in malls and shopping districts around the world, the act of mindless consumption leaves people with an interesting, funny and global look across their faces.

Wood, photographs, paper, brass, glass, rubber and steel.

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Phrenitiscope #17; The only life I had I gave away.

interactive media

17 x 12 x 21

© 2011


This piece is from the pre-cinema moving picture series, which includes Phrenitiscope #7. The footage of the girl jumping rope was shot at the 2008 DNC in Denver, Colorado in front of the manifest hope pavilion. The remainder of the footage was shot from the window of an Amtrack train while on a trip to Washington D.C. and was, I believe, somewhere in Iowa. This film is about transparency and the idea of being free of a burden in order to see through one’s life. I built this piece on the idea of seeing all the working parts within and the difficulties involved of being unable to hide one’s troubles.

Wood, paper, steel, brass, plastic and glass

Dave Seiler lives and works in Denver Colorado. He earned a BFA from Metropolitan State College in Denver in 1995. His work has been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in the Colorado front range, as well as numerous national exhibitions, including Inside Out, Artist Self-Portraits, Gallery 10, Washington, D.C. in 2010 and Contemporary Cast Iron II, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN (curator, Mark Guilbeau), in 2008. In 2005, Seiler was a resident artist at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE.


Please contact Alicia at Abecedarian Gallery for more details or to purchase any of this work