Seattle, WA - Treason Gallery is pleased to announce it’s February solo exhibition, Brian Kirhagis: EARTH. Opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 1st from 6pm-9pm during the First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square.
Brian Kirhagis, also known as “BK The Artist,” returns to Treason Gallery for his second solo exhibition in two years. An undeniably talented painter, Kirhagis’ true passion lies in using his brush as a tool to spark dialogue on social injustice and timeless philosophical themes. Oftentimes described as a “modern Dali,” BK weaves imagery and meaning into dense, narrative artworks.
Kirhagis’ work has been shown in exhibitions across the country, such as Swizz Beatz’ debut exhibition “NO COMMISSION,” highlighting some of the hottest talents in his Dean Collection. Kirhagis has also been commissioned by notable musicians and athletes alike, as well as the celebrated non-profit Amnesty International. At the 2016 “Art For Social Justice” convention in New York City, Kirhagis was a keynote speaker.
Kirhagis’ most recent body of work, “EARTH,” showcases a new series of regal portraiture. Exploring the idea of the “Sacred Mother” as the matriarch of all living things, Kirhagis uses flora and vegetative growth to construct the forms and faces of women. Kirhagis speaks to the current culture of accountability and the sincere need for respect and understanding of women in today’s world. The conversations in his work have always been charged, and “EARTH” is no different.
Join us at the opening reception on Thursday, February 1st from 6pm-9pm at TREASON Gallery located in Pioneer Square, 319 3RD AVE S, Seattle, WA 98104.