Having grown up in a restrictive, military household, gallery owner and artist Erik Hall immersed himself in blank canvases where he could be creative and make his own rules.
After working various jobs, he dedicated his time to creating art and opened the Hall Spassov Gallery in Bellevue with fellow artist Amy Spassov in 2006. During the month of November his art will be on display at the gallery, featuring work from 2002 to 2017. His ethereal and recognizable landscapes are “representations of reality that have been filtered and augmented by his memory” and are created with painstaking layers of color.
“My work as an artist is the mainstay of my life,” Hall said in a statement. “I have many interests certainly, but they all in their own way serve painting. My aesthetic has been built through years and years of evolving habit, the depths of which will likely only be known to me. My effort is not to satisfy the public or the patron. It is for me alone. The process is seemingly needless, laborious, and tedious. It is often painful even, but every mark is fulfilling a need for me.”
Hall’s exhibition runs from Nov. 2 through the 30. An opening reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Nov. 2 at the gallery, 800 Bellevue Way NE Ste. 150.
The gallery features art from 30 acclaimed international, national, and regional artists. Exhibitions rotate monthly and are open to the public.