SEASON is proud to present ME AND THE TELEPHONE THAT NEVER RINGS, a show of paintings and mix media drawings by Ilya Okazis (Kaliningrad, Russia) This will be Ilya’s first US show. Opening reception is Sunday April 7, 2-5pm and the show will continue to June 30. Hours are by appointment.
Kaliningrad is the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian enclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. Kaliningrad was an important port during the Cold War and as such it was closed to foreign visitors. Isolation and introspection are recurring themes in Ilya’s work, many characters have come from his large scale graffiti paintings which are often wildstyle personifications of his last name. He began painting in 2007 and is entirely self-taught. When he’s not painting or riding his bicycle, Ilya plays drums in garage punk bands. Please help me welcome these paintings to Seattle.