Sesthasak Boonchai at Isaac Delgado Fine Art Gallery

Everyday Hybrid

November 11, 2010 - January 27, 2011
City Park Campus, Building 1 , 3rd floor,  
615 City Park Avenue 
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Until recently, daily life and its mundane surfaces and textures were generally considered the bane of artistic creation. A new generation of artists reconsiders how the unassuming lack of façade in quotidian life can lead to new realms of expression.  Everyday Hybrid at Isaac Delgado Fine Art Galley features seven artists from this new generation; Seth Boonchai is one of these artists.

Sesthasak Boonchai, a lens-based artist and educator, was born in Bangkok, Thailand and grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. His work runs the gamut from drawing to photography to site-specific installation.

Throughout his works, Sesthasak’s focus is a meditation on the relationships between humans and the spaces they inhabit. He studies the remnants and histories our detritus. Be it physical, mental or psychological, Sesthasak connects the idiosyncratic links between corners, candies and pop songs.

Sesthasak has taught at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, Delgado College and the University of New Orleans. His work has been featured in exhibitions at The Mississippi Museum of Art, The New Orleans Museum of Art, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and Tulane University (New Orleans). He has also had a number of solo exhibitions throughout the United States.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010    The Parting of the Ways, Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY
No Policy, Fl!ght Gallery, San Anotonio, TX

2009    Between the Searching and the Need to Work it Out, The Front, New Orleans, LA 
This is All I Know, Site Specific Installation, The Front, New Orleans, LA

2008    Sightings: Excavation, Gallerie Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 
2005    Sightings: Pairings, PhotoWerx Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
2004    Sightings: On View, Studio Three, Jackson, MS 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2010    Last Supper, 3rd Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, 
NY Photoplay, Workmen’s Circle, New York, NY
Louisiana Road Trip, New Orleans Jazz Fest, New Orleans, LA 
2009    Close, Very Close, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Forever Hold Your Peace, Photo Alliance Gallery, New Orleans, LA 
Juror: Sylvia Plachy

2008    Open Air Project, Prospect 1 Satellite exhibit, New Orleans, LA 
Honey Be, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Been There, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY Curator: Curtice Taylor

2007    Identity, Contemporary Photographic Portraiture, Photo Alliance Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Juror: Deborah Luster
Katrina:Catastrophe and Catharsis, Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO, Curator: Arthur Roger, owner, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans
Photo/Object, Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. Curator: Laura Richens

2006    Katrina Exposed, New Orleans Museum of Art, Juror, Steven Maklansky, Photography Curator, New Orleans Museum of Art (catalogue)
Intersections, L’Art Noir, New Orleans, LA 2005    Natural Disaster, Acme Gallery, New Orleans, LASnap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. Invitational exhibition. Los Angeles,CA 
2004    Group Show, PhotoWerx Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
New Work, Andechs Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria Faculty Exhibition, NOCCA | Riverfront, New Orleans, LA

2003    Industrial Strength, The Big Top Gallery, New Orleans, LA Emerge, Municipal Art Gallery, Jackson, MS
Faculty Exhibition, NOCCA | Riverfront, New Orleans, LA 2002    Annual Miniature Show, Studio Three, Jackson, MS
Faculty Exhibition, NOCCA | Riverfront, New Orleans, LA 2001    Visions in Silence, Gallerie Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
Vaclav Hollar/New Orleans Exchange, Invitational exhibition, Prague, Czech Republic Faculty Exhibition, NOCCA | Riverfront, New Orleans, LA