Sean Hamilton - 'Idaho' Solo Exhibition

December 5, 2022
painting of a winning car race celebration, people hugging, 'high performance' written in large letters at the bottom

Good Mother Gallery is pleased to announce Idaho, a solo exhibition by Seattle-based artist Sean Hamilton (b. 1988). This is the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery and the first debut in Los Angeles. 


Hamilton’s work forces questions on the viewer through paired imagery which explores themes of western expansion, rural ambitions, political hubris, American absurdity and the suburban dream. While much of his imagery is derived from bygone eras, the themes throughout are contemporary and topical. The result is a sensibility that is both nostalgic and totally relevant.


painting of a deer in headlights


painting of an American flag with extra red stripes

'Idaho' reflects on Hamilton's childhood growing up in Priest River, a small town in Northern Idaho. Using imagery of rural areas within the state, Hamilton takes a step back to shed light upon his time there while presenting it in a contemporary context. Within the exhibition, Hamilton creates a world of another era where themes are representational of current and reoccurring events. Using monochromatic tones contrasted with pops of realistic rendered imagery, Hamilton's work sets the scene with metaphor and humor. 


painting on a wall of a dog show ribbon


painting of a winning car race, people hugging 'high performance' in capital letters at the bottom


Please join us on Saturday, December 10th from 5pm-8pm for the opening reception of ‘Idaho’ at our Los Angeles location. The exhibition will be on view from December 10th - December 31st during regular gallery hours. For any inquiries or to receive a digital catalog of available work before the show opens, please email us at