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Openings: “Incantation” @ Roq La Rue

From candlelit backrooms to small forest clearings, Incantation sees Roq la Rue Conjuring up a group show based on ritual and mysticism. Occultism is often seen as heretical to mainstream society, but the beliefs and practices are centuries old and firmly rooted in nature and our surroundings. The exhibition features artwork from over a dozen artists, including a few sculptural pieces like Mandy Greer’s black feathered Huldra Adornment. Other artists took the opportunity to bring the subject matter out of the darkness like Jeff Jacobson’s Opulent Hex and Redd […]
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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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Previews: “Incantation” @ Roq La Rue

On January 8th, Roq La Rue in Seattle will be opening their first show of the year, a group effort from a list of artists that includes Peter Ferguson, Barnaby Whitfield, Jeff Jacobson, Sail, Redd Walitzki, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Chie Yoshii, Mandy Greer, Casey Weldon , Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Jennifer McNeely, Andrea Wicklund, Erica Rose Levine, and Zachari Logan (cropped image seen above). The exhibition is entitled Incantation with participants inspired by themes of death, rebirth, winter, and ritual. Take a look at a few more preview glimpses below […]
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Openings: Handiedan & Sail – “Vesica Piscis” & “Canna Intrat” @ Roq La Rue

Handiedan’s (interviewed) Vesica Piscis and Canna Intrat from Sail (featured) opened on October 2nd as Roq La Rue welcomed back both artists to the Seattle gallery. Handiedan was able to make the trip from Amsterdam to talk with fans and guests wanting to know more about the intricate nature of her collage pieces. Iconic tattoo infused pin-up girls are featured while she explores astrology and planetary movement in the surrounding space.  The sold out Vesica Piscis features the enormous piece Pentade, complete with several pin-ups and phases of the Earth or […]
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Previews: Sail – “Canna Intrat” @ Roq La Rue

On October 2nd, Seattle will see a new solo from Sail (featured) opening at Roq La Rue entitled Canna Intrat. The Northwest artist will be revisiting the gallery (see 2013) with new ink drawings on paper featuring darkly atmospheric portraits of his characters surrounded by shadows and vegetation. The strikingly detailed works almost seem like photos, with his mysterious subjects posed to “represent the promise of rebirth after death or catastrophe.” More preview images below… Discuss Sail here.
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Previews: “Unpredictable Gravity” @ Roq La Rue

This Thursday, January 9th, the Unpredictable Gravity benefit group show will be opening at the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle. Curated by one of our writers, Robbie Lowery, the show features an amazing lineup of artists with half of the proceeds going toward cancer charities. Take a look at some of the preview images attached to this article – selected from a list that includes Jeremy Geddes, Ashley Wood, Brian Despain, John Brophy, Sail (seen above), Camilla d’Errico, Phil Hale, Ross Richmond, Christopher Thompson, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Thomas Doyle, Esao Andrews, Ben Templesmith, Ego, Menton Mathews III, Tyler Stout, Todd […]
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Openings: Laurie Lee Brom, Ransom & Mitchell, and Sail @ Roq la Rue

Not to be outdone after last month’s Baxter Collection show, art was once again packed to the rafters at Roq la Rue for the first show of fall, or as it has been dubbed, Roqtober! In her first solo gallery show, titled Moonlight, Magnolias, and Madness, Laurie Lee Brom brings us her soft touch while strolling through a moonlit bayou. Hints of fantasy abound as insects and animals provide whimsical interactions with their female subjects. Several of Laurie’s family and friends were at the opening, including […]
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Studio Visit / Previews: Sail – “Dead Language” @ Roq La Rue

This author had the pleasure of interviewing Sail in 2012 for his personal blog, but a lot has changed for the Seattle based artist since then. Shortly after his personal website launched in late 2012, he caught the eye of Kirsten Anderson, owner and curator of Roq la Rue. He soon found his name on the artist list for the I’ll Love You Until the End of the World group show. His work was well received, and after ThreeA Publishing released his book in their GOYA series, […]
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Openings: “I’ll Love You ‘Til The End of the World” @ Roq La Rue

The I’ll Love You ‘Til The End of the World group show opened at Roq La Rue this past Friday to a large crowd which simultaneously got to see some great art and escaped the freezing temperatures outside. The title of the show is based upon a Nick Cave song of the same name, which finds the protagonist just after a bomb blast rocks a hotel as he speeds away, thanking his girl continually in the chorus. While some of the artists rendered the lyrics in […]