Well folks, this is it. The swan song as the sun sets on Roq la Rue, one of the most influential galleries of low brow turned pop surrealism and new contemporary the scene has ever seen. Owner Kirsten Anderson has decided that after eighteen years, it’s time to begin a new adventure in the name of the nameless, starting a non-profit to aid in the protection of animals that are illegally hunted and poached. Her philanthropy has spilled into several animal benefit shows over the […]
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A couple weeks ago, the Virginia MOCA held the opening reception for Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. Celebrating the publication’s decade of excellence bringing coverage of many of the artists you have grown to love here on AM, the group exhibition featured work from artists like AJ Fosik, Audrey Kawasaki, Beth Cavener, Camille Rose Garcia, Gehard Demetz, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Jeremy Geddes, Josh Keyes, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kehinde Wiley, Kris Kuksi, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Ryden, Mars-1, Martin Wittfooth, Nicola Verlato, Olek, Scott […]
Tonight in Portland, Antler Gallery will be opening a group show to benefit the National Audubon Society. Artists including Scott Listfield (seen above), Laura Ball, Jacub Gagnon, Vanessa Foley, Brin Levinson, Natalie Erickson, David Rice, Scott Musgrove, Mark Rogers, Christina Mrozik, Nick Sheehy, Miranda Meeks, Adam Batchelor, Sabrina Jackson, Susannah Kelly, Jon MacNair, Zoe Keller, Neil M. Perry, Audrey Pongracz, and Chris Valkov were asked to focus on either an extinct or an endangered species. More preview images below… Via Hi-Fructose.
Charismatic Megafauna opened at Roq La Rue earlier this month to a packed house. Celebrating the vast diversity of the animal kingdom, the exhibition features a wide variety of creatures, some recognizable, while others are not from this world. That diversity extends itself to the artists included in the show with a plethora of styles and mediums on display, from traditional paintings, life sized creations, and even a mesmerizing illuminated wall-hung sculpture. Charismatic Megafauna will be on display until January 30th with work from Adam […]
Tomorrow night in New York, Scott Musgrove (featured) will be making a return to Jonathan LeVine Gallery for his third solo there. Entitled Wilder, the new paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Seattle-based artist continues his longstanding series of works that explore mythical creatures that are now extinct. Although Musgrove’s imagery holds an element of whimsy and humor, he is nonetheless sincere in his focus on issues of conservation and his concern with the rate of extinction of endangered species in our world. Discuss Scott Musgrove here.
On occasion, Scott Musgrove (featured) will take time to release some affordable drawings and watercolors online (see Summer 2011). Now, to celebrate the arrival of a new baby, the talented Seattle-based painter has assembled some new offerings for his fans out here. Head over to his online store to see what is still available if you are interested in adding something to your collection. Discuss Scott Musgrove here.
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 […]
One of the first worthy group shows of the year comes from the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle (opening January 11th). Featuring work inspired by a play on what the mayans were expecting at the end of last year, artist including Camille Rose Garcia, Chris Berens, Femke Hiemstra, John Brophy, Martin Wittfooth (last image), Jean-Pierre Roy, Marco Mazzoni, Scott Musgrove (above), Eric Fortune (2nd image), Sail, Laurie Lee Brom, Sarah Dolby, Jane Kenoyer, and Nicola Verlato will be contributing pieces for the exhibition. Take […]
Quality print publishing company Pressure Printing recently released a new print from Scott Musgrove’s (featured) entitled Mutations. The image chosen is another one of the Seattle-based painter’s imaginary species – this time interlocking rodents. As usual, the limited edition (run of 30) from PP comes with loving detailed touches (hand-stained, embossed, debossed and foil stamped) comes encased in an antiqued frame. Sized at 5.25″ x 7.5″, it will set you back $395. If interested, head over here for purchasing. Via OMG Posters. Discuss Scott Musgrove here.
Tomorrow night (September 8th) in San Francisco, Varnish Fine Art will be hosting For Smoke & Mirrors, the debut exhibition by Ransom & Mitchell. The Bay Area-based duo formed by Jason Mitchell (photographer-director) and Stacy Ransom (set designer and photo-illustrator) will be putting new surreal photographs on display including a series on artist portraits that incorporate their imagery (Greg “Craola” Simkins – seen above, Scott Musgrove, Charmaine Olivia, Alex Pardee, and more). What may be mind-blowing to fans of the work is the fact that oftentimes what they […]