Seth Pitt’s solo exhibition will hang from March 9, 2020 until May 8, 2020 in the Tibbits Opera House Art Gallery. The gallery is open by appointment Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm and during all events. Call (517) 278-6029 to schedule a viewing.
“The most common phrase I use to describe this illustration work is “conceptual cartoon.” I try to deal with concepts that are far reaching and relatable at the same time. I believe that most of the really important things we deal with, we share, regardless of our place in society, our upbringing or our age. Kids at 7 years old and folks at age 70 have a lot in common when you get down to what they’re really seeking from this life or pondering from day to day. That being said, I like to walk the line between a simple children’s story and worthwhile book of poetry. The majority of the most meaningful revelations that I’ve come to in my life are, at once, deeply profound, oddly silly, and simple. This is the type of art I’ve always been drawn to, and I feel really lucky that I now get to spend my time creating it.” -Seth Pitt, artist
Originally from Union City Michigan, Seth currently lives and works out of Thomas, West Virginia. There, he keeps a studio and gallery named “Creature” where spends a lot of his time creating things to overflow it.
He is self taught, didn’t go to art school, and couldn’t draw a shoe very well when he was young. In fact, he spent the majority of his youth believing that he was not an artist at all. While he still cannot draw a show very well, he is happy to eventually hold the conclusion that the ability to do so has no consequence on whether or not one should be making art. The majority of Seth’s work tends to huddle around small magic and the things humanity finds camaraderie in.
Aside from making art, he deeply enjoy writings, looking at clouds, walking in the woods, marveling at the innate brilliance of common things and having small parades with the fine people he’s been lucky enough to come to know and love.
He considers daydreaming essential, wonder imperative and an unyielding reverence for life boundlessly imperative.