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Previews: The Tenth Annual BLAB Show @ Copro Gallery

Hard to believe, but on September 12th, the tenth annual BLAB Show will open at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles. This year’s exhibition will feature work from Ryan Heshka, Natalia Fabia, Femke Hiemstra (seen above), Travis Louie, SHAG, Jana Brike, Lola Gil, Matt Dangler, Olivia, John Brophy, Andy Kehoe, Marc Burckhardt, Joanne Nam, Dan May, Shaun Berke, Chet Zar, Travis Lampe, Owen Smith, Cathie Bleck, Chris Peters, Brendan Danielsson, Chris Buzelli, Tim O’Brien, Tin, Jessica Joslin, Jared Joslin, Greg Clarke, Craig Larotonda, Yoko D’Holbachie, Matthew Schommer, Chris […]

Openings: “Uchronia” Group Show and Amanda Manitach – “Whiskey Helps” @ Roq La Rue

Opening alongside Peter Ferguson’s Prime Meridian (covered), Roq La Rue packed even more art into the space to showcase the mini-group show titled Uchronia, and the upstairs featured Amanda Manitach’s Whiskey Helps. Featuring mostly Roq La Rue alumns, Uchronia asked artists to recreate or alter history in some way.  Femke Hiemstra imagines a different take on evolution which has enabled a frog to smoke a pipe while fly fishing with a pole. Jessica McCourt unveils the mystery of Percy Fawcett’s disappearance with a painting framed by […]

Openings: “20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz” @ LAMAG

Last weekend in Los Angeles, alongside Robert Williams’ amazing new exhibition (covered), a group show celebrating 20 years of Juxtapoz also opened to the public. Curated by Andrew Hosner from Thinkspace and Gary Pressman from Copro Gallery, the showing featured artists, emerging and established, who have graced the pages of the trailblazing magazine. Participants included Aaron Horkey, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Adam Miller, Alex Yanes, Amy Sol, Andrew Hem, Andrew Schoultz, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Ausgang, Aron Wiesenfeld, Audrey Kawasaki, Bezt,, Billy Norrby, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Brian M. Viveros, bumblebeelovesyou, C215, Candice Tripp, Chet Zar, Chris […]

Previews: Roq La Rue @ LA Art Show / Littletopia

The LA Art Show is set to open today through the end of the weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Like last year, there will be a special section devoted to low brow, pop surrealism, and the new contemporary art movement entitled Littletopia (see 2014). This is where the Roq La Rue booth will reside with works this year from Travis Louie (seen above), Chris Berens, Peter Ferguson, Chie Yoshii, Jeff Jacobson, Femke Hiemstra, and Sail. More preview images below…
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Openings: Casey Weldon & Femke Hiemstra – “Novel Relic” & “Warten am Walderand” @ Roq La Rue

Casey Weldon’s Novel Relic opened earlier this month, his first solo show at Roq La Rue. AM caught up with Weldon a few days prior to the open for a studio visit as he finished up a couple paintings. With all of the completed pieces hanging in the gallery, it was nice to see that his hard work paid off and you can’t go wrong with hipster monkeys! Femke Hiemstra continued her mastery of tiny details in Warten am Waldrand (translates to Waiting at The Edge […]

Previews: Femke Hiemstra – “Warten am Waldrand” @ Roq La Rue Gallery

Dutch artist and illustrator Femke Hiemstra (featured) returns to Roq La Rue Gallery for a shared solo alongside Casey Weldon (featured) on Thursday, August 7th. Titled Warten am Waldrand or Waiting at The Edge of the Forest, this is her 7th show with the Seattle gallery. Included in the exhibition are graphite drawings, painted vintage book covers, and pieces on found antique objects, part of her recognizable, signature types of works. All framed in vintage frames bought at flea markets and restored by her father, this body of work is a sequel to the […]

Studio Visits: Femke Hiemstra

AM visited Dutch artist Femke Hiemstra in her home studio in Amsterdam shortly after relaunched her official website,, and the release of her latest book Timid Cabbage. We were intrigued to see how her impressive works take form, where she get the ideas for her unique pieces, and what her plans were for the coming year. Hiemstra’s art career started by chance, when her long time job as an illustrator for different Dutch publications got put on hold. This was a result of the ongoing recession and […]

Openings: “Infusion” @ Roq La Rue

Infusion at Roq la Rue opened on Thursday, March 6th to a packed audience. The show’s goal was to infuse the gallery with talent that had not been seen in the gallery previously.  Almost all of the artists in the show are new to the gallery and they didn’t take the opportunity lightly. From the life size Wedding Party by Rose Freymuth-Frazier, the grotesquely beautiful Blue Room by Jeff Jacobson (seen above), and Zachari Logan’s Blue Man 2, amazing levels of detail were brought, all with […]
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Previews: “Infusion” @ Roq La Rue

On March 6th, Roq La Rue will be opening a group show entitled Infusion, alluding to the influx of some of new talent to compliment their roster. Along with new names like Jeremy Mann, Alessandra Maria, Lucy Hardie, Jeff Jacobson, R Freymuth-Fraizer, Dylan Neuwirth, Nicomi Nix Turner, Alessia Iannetti, Zachari Logan, Redd Walitzki, Andrea Wicklund, Laurie Lee Brom, Joanne Nam, some new works from Femke Hiemstra and John Brophy will also be on display. Take a look at more preview images below including the full image […]

LA Art Show ’14: Littletopia

Last week when AM stopped by the LA Art Show, we made sure to pay a visit to the special Littletopia section curated by Red Truck Gallery. Featuring an array of artists and art that is seldom seen at the event, this part of the fair saw a healthy and steady stream of visitors. Participants included galleries like Sloan Fine Art, Breeze Block, La Luz de Jesus, Last Rites, Roq La Rue, Spoke Art, Thinkspace, and Varnish Fine Art. Take a look at some more photos below… Discuss this show here.
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