OR BY APPOINTMENT
Treason Gallery is pleased to announce it’s January solo exhibition, John Sarkis: DISORDERLY NOTIONS.
Seattle native John Sarkis presents his newest body of paintings previously unseen to the public. Over the last several years, Sarkis has explored many styles and approaches in an effort to discover his voice as an artist. His newest paintings are a clash between his iconic, unorthodox applications and the wonder of his visual expressions.
Sarkis entertains modern presentation with traditional palettes exclusive to the surrounding Pacific Northwestern location. Using familiarity as a foundation for his narrative, DISORDERLY NOTIONS criticizes local landscapes’ endless change as a means to an end. Sarkis’ paintings explore the idea of a constant collaboration between his opinions and his aesthetic colliding to form a new life of their own.
“I want my paintings to be about humanity, and evoke a conversation to our relationship with society, media, and advertisement. Creating characters that blur the lines between objective and subjective realities... These paintings are not coming from a detached unbiased perspective, I am intrinsically involved and implicated in all of these scenes. Although I may not be directly depicted in these paintings perhaps I am asking if these paintings are somehow a mirror of myself, my current reality, and maybe the deep down primitive side that rests dormant in all of us.”
- John Sarkis