The Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati (AFC) hosted Michael Seeley: Within the Limits of Construction on Tuesday, March 26th from 6:00-8:00pm at the AFC Gallery located at 811 Race Street.
“Limits of Construction” is a common term in the vocabulary of architectural and engineering construction documents to define the boundaries of a work area or site, and the featured paintings explore the unusual possibilities that can exist within those limits. Surfaces, markings, shadows, and materials all combine in fleeting combinations that are here and then gone.
Michael Seeley was born in Indiana and as a youngster was dragged around the West Coast by his parents for a few years before the family settled in the Cincinnati area. He received degrees in architecture at Miami University back when Jimmy Carter was wearing cardigan sweaters by the White House fireplace, and has worked as a registered architect ever since. Largely self-taught in art until recently, he is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Miami University, with an emphasis on painting. His most recent show was at the Oxford Community Arts Center (Oxford, Ohio) in August 2012.