Location: San Joaquin Delta College, Dawn Mabalon Forum (west)
5151 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Join the Horton Art Gallery for an Artist's Talk with Daniel “Atta” Seifert, artist and co-founder of Hi-Fructose: The New Contemporary Art Magazine.
Atta was the exhibition juror for the Horton Gallery's Alumni Art Exhibition also opening on January 25th, from 5-7p.m. With a commitment to creating and curating surprising forms of visual art, Atta has forged a varied career, often fusing subversion with disconcerting whimsy. Atta’s works include sculptural paintings on levels of layered wood, which investigate themes of death, decomposition and rebirth. His work has been seen in books, magazines, galleries, museums, television and many designer stores. His influences include Alexander Calder, Maurice Nobel, Eyvinde Earle, Dr. Seuss, and the futurist Syd Mead.
In 2005 artists Annie Owens and Attaboy co-founded Hi-Fructose magazine, which has become a bestselling art magazine with a global reach. In 2009, in order to better define the scope of the magazine, New Contemporary Art was added to the masthead. Since, the term has been adopted by many galleries, museums and artists.
Hi-Fructose: The New Contemporary Art Magazine was honored with a ten year retrospective titled “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose“, which premiered at the Virginia MOCA, and travelled to the Akron Museum of Art and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA. Of special interest to Stocktonians, the exhibition included Delta College alum, Tracey Snelling. The publication also spawned a popular series of hardcover books, elaborately designed box sets, curated shows, and a recent Hi-Fructose hardcover distributed by Abrams books focused on New Contemporary Fashion.
Atta has done numerous talks and presentations at art schools, companies, book stores, museums and galleries, Topics have included discussing his creative process, his former career as a toy designer, his children’s books, his partnership with Annie Owens, creating concepts from scratch and finding inspiration in unlikely places.
Atta and Annie live in Richmond. California with their pug Donut and Ripley the one-eyed wonder dog.