Seattle, WA - Treason Gallery is pleased to announce its May solo exhibition, Gosha Levochkin: OVERWORSHIPPED. Opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 3rd from 6pm-9pm during the First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square.
Gosha Levochkin, known to many simply as “Gosha,” is as unique as the worlds that he creates in his paintings. Working in the tradition of “ligne clair,” Gosha paints characters with a depth and emotional weight that emanates from their eyes. Although his paintings appear flat at first glance, stripping them of extraneous elements like shadow and hatching allow Gosha to focus on the stories that resonate with the inner child in all who come into contact with the work.
Gosha’s newest series, “OVERWORSHIPPED,” comes off as whimsical and light at first, but given a second look one discovers the insightful observations upon the paper. The work calls into question our over investment in all things unimportant and how this investment often results in a world of meaningless existence. Using his humanoid, self-described “Russian Cowboys,” Gosha employs his figures in an array of roles that appear to be a one man variety show. The characters are trapped in a miscellany of scenes that are simultaneously constricted to clean lines yet limitless in their seemingly never-ending planes. Although heavy in subject matter, Gosha masterfully allows his viewers to discover the stories in his work with a childlike awe and wonder.
Join us at the opening reception on Thursday, May 3rd from 6pm-9pm at TREASON Gallery located in Pioneer Square, 319 3RD AVE S, Seattle, WA 98104.
More info available: www.TREASONGALLERY.com