PREVIOUS EXHIBITION

MATTHEW RYAN HERGET: I SEE BETTER WITH MY EYES CLOSED
JUNE 2018

GALLERY HOURS

THURSDAY - SATURDAY | 12-6PM |
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY | APPT ONLY | 
PHONE # (206) 257-5513


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Seattle, WA - Treason Gallery is pleased to announce its June solo exhibition,Matthew Ryan Herget: I SEE BETTER WITH MY EYES CLOSED.

Matthew Ryan Herget and his astronauts are no stranger to the art world. Herget’s paintings are celebrated and shared internationally at exhibitions and art fairs alike. Arguably one the most talented young painters in contemporary art, Herget searches for life’s secrets through his canvases. Herget’s ongoing conversation of discovery has a new chapter, “I SEE BETTER WITH MY EYES CLOSED.”

Matthew Ryan Herget
The Flow Of Things (2018)
Oil and spray paint on canvas
24” x 18”
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The anonymous astronaut is described by Herget as the explorer that lies within all of us, yearning for an inner discovery of identity and peace. Herget’s narrative of the inner journey calls into question our struggle in the chaos of modern life, and the human condition. 

Matthew Ryan Herget
The Shadow (2018)
Oil on canvas
30” x 48”
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While “I SEE BETTER WITH MY EYES CLOSED” invites us to travel inward, it also presents us with the familiar experience of working to be conscious of one’s existence and the environments we interact with on daily basis. The new body of work creates a unique gallery experience that comes to life when viewed interactively in person.

 

“The mysteries that lie within us are our last frontier.” 

 

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“Each piece is a journey in-and-of itself. I’m constantly trying to take it somewhere that I haven’t been before. The way I paint is kind of a metaphor for who I am, and why I’m here. It’s not about taking it to a point where you can see something; it’s about bringing it to a place where you can feel something. We all have a space suit on; whether it sits in the closet or goes to the moon is a choice we get to make. It’s a constant mission of finding ourselves. I think that pursuit is nurtured by consistently pushing ourselves further than we did yesterday. That’s how we change, grow, and evolve. That’s what these paintings are about. It’s pretty simple, but means a lot to me."
-Matthew Ryan Herget

 

 

EXPLORE THE GALLERY

Unable to come to the gallery in person? Take an inside look at the exhibition with this month's NEW interactive 3D virtual tour

 

 

MATTHEW RYAN HERGET

 
 
 

MATTHEW RYAN HERGET | New York, NY

Born December 21st, 1990; Matthew Ryan Herget is an emerging self-taught artist from Miami, FL and currently based in Los Angeles, CA. After attending University for two years, Herget opted to leave formal education to pursue his personal calling in life; to live as a contemporary explorer. 

Herget's work is what he calls, a "constant collaboration" between himself at all points in his life. The evolution of his work mimics the evolution of his own self - a student of life, the mind, nature, and spirituality; Herget continues to explore anew without losing the childlike confidence that propelled him to the person he is today. Earlier paintings consist of juxtapositions of visual metaphors that tend to represent overcoming personal fears and limitations. These juxtapositions mix serious tones with playful imagery: an ode to finding who he is while at the same time never forgetting where he was. 

Newer paintings jump in and out of the boundaries of form and abstraction. Occasionally paintings are figurative while others take the shape of full on abstraction: a reflection of where Matthew is currently in his personal journey. Matthew's process in the studio is that of high-energy and adventure. Paintings usually begin with no set concept and evolve into a dialogue of mark-making and feeling between the painter and painting. Dozens of paintings are often worked on at the same time and rotated throughout the studio. His painting style relies heavily on instinct, risk, and uncertainty. Things that are learned today may be dropped tomorrow in an effort to consistently keep oneself open to change and discovery. Herget's main focus is making the process the reward, and to allowing that process and inner voice to mold and evolve what comes of the process, as it pleases. 


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