Jim Riswold

Solo Exhibition: November 11 – December 31, 2016

Hall Spassov Gallery in collaboration with Treason Gallery is pleased to present THE PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY GOES SHOPPING by Jim Riswold, on view from November 11th through December 31st, 2016.

Riswold, is no stranger to controversy. Describing his work as “Absurd Realism”, Riswold prides his work on the social commentary and general mockery of the modern world. After a twelve-year absence from the Seattle art scene, Riswold reemerged with this latest body of work featured at Treason Gallery in June.

This is the last and perhaps most socially significant exhibit of our 2016 season.  The gallery, being geographically located in an apex of affluence, international diversity and consumer culture, serves the purpose of Riswold’s work well by physically hosting this art in a city that embodies the message.  That message, alongside the artist’s powerful visual imagery, serves as persuasive commentary.  It is perhaps a forced redefinition of what a communist government is, or must be, in a modern world occupied by freethinking people and driven by increasingly open exchange of communication.  These masterful works are injected with humor, are stunning in presentation and carry with them a pervasive societal relevance.

Hall Spassov Gallery is hosting a public Opening Reception for this exhibition on China’s Singles Day, Friday, November 11th, from 5 to 8 pm in Bellevue. Single’s Day was recorded in 2015 as being the biggest shopping day in the history of the world.

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