John Sarkis' new show, It’s John Been A Long Summer” is documentation through spray paint, acrylic, oil, house paint and varnish of summer 2015  as absorbed and filtered by Northwest artist John Sarkis.  

Capturing 3 short months spent soaking sun, lighting firecrackers, smelling flowers and dancing all night, Sarkis’ new work highlights the artist’s dissipation through bent truths and layers of paint.  Melting figures and tropical still lifes reveal Sarkis as observer and participant.

You Gotta Pay to Play . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 44 x 48

"A Not So Still Life" . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 44 x 48

A Glimpse into the Horseplay for Today . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 44 x 48

The Temptation . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 24 x 24

Midnight Summer Dream . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 44 x 48

Silver Spoon Weekend Brunch . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 44 x 44

Pineapples are Surprisingly Satisfying on a Hot Summer Day . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 24 x 36 - (Sold)

Ladies Night Out . spray paint, oil, acrylic on canvas . 54 x 54

Weekend Warriors . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 44 x 48

3 Sheets to the Wind (Does not Help our Sail) . spray paint, oil, acrylic on canvas . 44 x 44

Fighting for a Dream when it's Just a Mirage . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 44 x 48

Never Trust the Knockoffs . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 24 x 24

I Always Get the Last Laugh . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 44 x 48

Weekend at Bernies . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 44 x 48

Happy Hour . spray paint, oil, acrylic on panel . 24 x 36

Sad Clown Bad Summer . spray paint, oil, acrylic, varnish on panel . 8 x 8