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Seth Keller

Melt Table #2 (small)

2011, Salvaged wood, 22"w x 16"h x 18"d

My most recent work addresses the massive amounts of cultural waste accumulated by humanity since the Industrial Revolution: the “new natural resource.” I transform waste from something valueless to something revered and cherished. These raw materials cannot hide their story; they wear the patina and history of decades past and therefore connect the object to the present. The wood in the coffee table comes from a demolished house in Detroit. Sixty thousand houses remain on the demolition registry, the potential of raw material locked within. These objects I create address more than formal function; they expose ambition, hubris, fragility, and irrationality yet remain optimistic.

Seth Keller - Melt Table #2 (small)

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.