Uncanny Valley Art Gallery | 514 Main St, Grand Junction
Sponsored by The Art Center
January 19 – April 29
Seirrha Key was raised in Fruita, Colorado, to an amazing mom who fostered her free spirit and allowed her creativity to grow. As a child, Key developed a habit of collecting odd objects she could never seem to outgrow. Through her younger years Key knew she was going to do something relating to the arts and took every art and music class she could get into. Once accepted to Colorado Mesa University, Key focused on the visual arts, and it wasn’t long before she felt the pull of printmaking. While learning and exploring the technique she discovered a love for details found in bones and plants when exposed in photosensitive forms of lithography and screen-printing. While at CMU, Key participated in several clubs as well as fine-art-related events on campus. Presently, Key works and lives in Grand Junction and continues to explore her artistic style.
“I think of my works as found object art. I am dealing with time as it relates to cycles in stories. Notions that repeat themselves across time are incredibly intriguing and insightful. Studying these ideas and watching them evolve allows me to study my own story and gain an understanding of the situations I live in. Each piece starts as an experiment. Some start with a cut, tear, or fold, while others start as a print, painting, or color wash, then they evolve intuitively with each step to be viewed as a reaction until the piece is finally framed. At each stage of development, I include a variety of details like pretty stones and hand stitched designs and formal elements to finish each narrative.”