Below includes information from my solo exhibition at Dacia Gallery in New York City located at 53 Stanton St. in the Lower East Side. The show entitled Looking In featured nine figurative oil paintings exploring decorative and fashion-based themes. The support was fantastic from both Lee Vasu and Damian Salo who are the owners of the gallery while the patronage for the event that evening was fantastic. Thank you.
November 20 - December 6, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 6:00-9:00pm
Meet Billy @ Opening Reception
Artist Talk @ 7:30pm
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Dacia Gallery proudly presents “Looking In” a Solo Exhibition by Billy Seccombe. By taking a unique approach to oil painting in an academic manner Seccombe’s work captures a classical realism with particular attention to rendering the figure. His latest paintings seek a poetic aesthetic and an ethereal quality, which often depicts a figure with decorative elements, text, and thick impasto paint. By letting the paint flow and careful not to overwork the canvas, he creates bold brush strokes that convey a sense of life and energy in his subjects and an intimacy in his models. “My work derives a sense of comfort and of warmth while employing elemental accents such as patterning and props.” A graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in illustration, Seccombe grew up in Rochester, NY. At a young age he was inspired by Rochester based artist Ramon Santiago, whose theatrical style can at times be seen in Seccombe’s work. “I want to have a dialogue with the audience” says Seccombe of his new work, which invites the viewer in by conveying thought and emotion with a delicate sense of intimacy by Looking In.