JUNE 2018


Seattle, WA - Treason Gallery is pleased to announce its June solo exhibition, Matthew Ryan Herget: I SEE BETTER WITH MY EYES CLOSED. Opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 6pm-9pm during the First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square.

Matthew Ryan Herget
Can You Feel What I Feel When I Feel What I Feel? (2018)
Oil and spray paint on canvas
30" x 30"

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.”

“I SEE BETTER WITH MY EYES CLOSED” consists of Herget’s iconic mixed media paintings of astronauts. His gestural compositions are executed in a seemingly effortlessly manner, straddling abstract expressionism and realism. Each painting stands alone in its unique harmonious blend of color and movement, often creating a “painting within a painting,” captivating all who come in contact with them.  

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.

 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.” 

Join us at the opening reception on Thursday, June 7th from 6pm-9pm at TREASON Gallery located in Pioneer Square, 319 3RD AVE S, Seattle, WA 98104.