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Deasil presents new paintings by Seth Alverson at Sala Diaz. His latest works are representations of the restrictive psychological space where paintings are made. The exhibition depicts acute solitude, with two bloated and arthritic antiheroes straining to forge progress. As Alverson says of Seed Sower, “this hand doesn’t seem like it has what it takes to make a healthy garden.”

Seth Alverson .  Doctor’s Hand , 2018. Oil on canvas. 30” x 40”.

Seth Alverson. Doctor’s Hand, 2018. Oil on canvas. 30” x 40”.

Alverson’s paintings suggest that the relationship between virtuosity and failure is closer than it seems. A precisely rendered dungeon hangs among an imitation Morandi still life and a gray monochrome. The collection of such disparate images offers an egalitarian perspective on the act of painting. Through their rapport, Alverson shares how he haggles with the existential qualifiers in universal pursuit: authentic, finished, good. 

02-23-19 will be on view through March 30, 2019.

Sala Diaz Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 3-7pm, & by Appointment. To make an appointment, please email

Seth Alverson’s work has been exhibited at Blaffer Gallery (Houston, TX); White Box Gallery (New York); Reynolds Gallery (Richmond, VA); and Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin, TX).  Alverson is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters and Sculptors Grant (2015,) and he earned an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA from the University of Houston.  Seth Alverson currently lives and works in Los Angeles. This is his first exhibition in San Antonio. 

Established in 1995, Sala Diaz is an experimental nonprofit venue (501c3)  for the creation and display of contemporary art. As an exhibition space, residency program and community organization, Sala Diaz promotes a down home—and world-renowned—artist-centric model of operation. Sala Diaz is  located in the heart of the Cultural Arts District in San Antonio, Texas. Gallery Hours: Thursday -Saturday 3PM - 7PM & By Appointment.


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