Seattle Exhibitions- Hiro Yokose & Drew Ernst

The Seattle gallery opens a new exhibition this week. Come join us and help us celebrate the new show

We are pleased to present two New York based artists, Hiro Yokose and Drew Ernst.

An installation shot in Seattle Gallery

Installation at the Seattle gallery

Hiro Yokose was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1951 and currently lives and works in Manhattan. His sensual paintings, which depict images of nature, are composed using a subtle palette. Playing with the viewer’s perceptions, his work engages us in a simultaneous experience of recognition and of mystery. Yokose’s unusual technique involves layering oil paint and beeswax on the canvas, creating a dream-shrouded vista. Accordingly, his work hovers between a Zen-like minimalist abstraction and a traditional landscape.

Hiro Yokose at Seattle Gallery

Hiro Yokose installation shot in Seattle gallery

Brooklyn-based artist Drew Ernst has studied with an array of esteemed artists, including Bo Bartlett, Sidney Goldman, and Peter Paone. Ernst creates oil paintings in a strikingly naturalistic style, heavily imbued with emotion, intensity, and drama. His work has a contemplative and narrative quality that creates a feeling of mystery surrounding his subjects.

Says Ernst of his process, “An amazing things happens when you love hard and paint hard. You become one with the work.”

Drew Ernst featured in Seattle gallery

Drew Ernst installation shot in Seattle Gallery

Drew Ernst Sadness and Alcohol 2008

Yokose and Ernst installation shot in Seattle gallery

For more information call the gallery at 206.652.5855.

Or visit us at 203 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109.