In an upcoming exhibition at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco, artist
Seth Koen will present “Ellipsis,” opening next week and continuing through March 1st. Koen’s sculptures are minimal in their physical presence, humbly created out of crocheted yarn and modestly referencing domestic homemade craft. Yet the work speaks through the language of formal painting and contradicts its immediate associations by being rooted in conceptualism and in dialogue with recent art history. Koen lives and works in both Oakland and Sacramento California. He graduated from Mills College in 2002 and has since exhibited at The LAB in San Francisco, Richmond Art Center in Richmond, CA and at Brewery Project in Los Angeles. Koen has received awards such as the JayDeFre Prize, the SF Foundation’s Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship and has conducted lectures at California College of the Arts (CCA) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).