Seattle, WA - Treason Gallery is pleased to announce its September solo exhibition, Andrew Durgin-Barnes: EPITHETS OF INTEGRITY. Opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 7th from 6pm-9pm during the First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square.
Emerging artist Andrew Durgin-Barnes displays his raw talent in his debut solo exhibition, EPITHETS OF INTEGRITY. The exhibition is a blend of classically painted figurative work and still lifes, with undertones of allegoric subjects placed in contemporary settings.
Showcasing a mixture of sizes and subjects, Durgin-Barnes’ traditionally executed paintings are anything but that. Using the classic medium of oil paint, Barnes evokes raw emotion and irony in often forgotten subjects and settings. Viewers can’t help but be overwhelmed with feelings of unease when they come in contact with his subject matter. Eloquently painted female figures depicted with illicit drug paraphernalia highlight Barnes’ ability to tastefully dance around ideas of the struggles of the human condition and one’s interaction with vice. Although at first glance Durgin-Barnes’ work appears to be grim, the overwhelming beauty is captured in his subjects’ ominous narratives.
Currently living and working in New York City, Durgin-Barnes is no stranger to Seattle. A former student of Mark
Kang-O’Higgins at Capitol Hill’s Gage Academy, Durgin-Barnes cultivated his taste for traditionalism and the great
masters before him. Durgin-Barnes describes his work as “a classical approach to abrasive yet orderly subject matter.”
EPITHETS OF INTEGRITY is a clear response to this artist’s interactions with environments of immorality, simultaneously searching for beauty and elegance in the filth of the modern world.
Join us at the opening reception on Thursday, September 7th from 6pm-9pm at TREASON Gallery located in Pioneer Square, 319 3RD AVE S, Seattle, WA 98104.
More info available: www.TREASONGALLERY.com