About Mike Pare
Mike Pare's current works are explorations of youthful transcendence and bliss through music, meditation, gurus, be-ins and skateboarding. His videos and drawings have been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is currently living in Brooklyn, NY and represented by the ATM Gallery in NYC. From the vantage point of our current conservative climate, the 1960's and 70's are a watershed moment, one that marks the last time our culture believed unreservedly in immediate change as a real possibility. The vast crowds of protesters and festival goer's that stare back at us from Mike Pare's drawings are a striking representation of youth power as both presence and idea, depicted by the artist as a utopic landscape of kaleidoscopic individuals..
About Seems Books
Seems is an independent publisher of small-run art books based in New York. Our goal is to make original art accessible to everyone. We create books that start dialog and conversation, with a high priority placed on quality and content. We publish a hybrid of zines and monographs, with each book in a solo show format: one artist with a free reign throughout. The name Seems comes from the idea that art and design are not black and white, but gray; there is no absolute; therefore they demand dialog and debate. Seems has also participated in book exhibitions in South Africa, Italy, Canada, San Francisco, and New York.