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Openings: Chie Yoshii & Casey Curran – “In The Darkness of Mere Being” & “Indeterminate Apotheosis” @ Roq La Rue

In The Darkness of Mere Being, Chie Yoshii’s first solo show, opened at Roq la Rue in Seattle on July 3rd. Titled after a quote from the great Carl Jung, the art explores many of the Swiss psychotherapist’s hypotheses about the psyche and our subconscious – rich colors emerging from the darkened forest to subjects bathed in moon light. Individuality was a large part of Jung’s work in psychology, and is represented here by a different animal in each piece. While some are bold and dominant, […]
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Openings: Andy Kehoe – “Inner Mystic” @ Roq la Rue

It’s been a few years since Andy Kehoe’s last show at Roq la Rue, but to say he’s been busy would be an understatement. With several shows since then, the Pittsburgh-based painter continues to hone his skills and evolve as an artist. Woodland animals and anthropomorphized creatures are a mainstay in his work, but his use of resin has really raised the level of dimension, quite literally.  Layers of clear resin are poured into a sealed frame, with each layer painted in a unique fashion, making […]
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Openings: Redd Walitzki – “When We Break” @ Roq la Rue

Redd Walitzki didn’t have to go to far for her first solo show at Roq la Rue as her studio is mere blocks away from the gallery. When We Break intertwines seemingly vulnerable subjects with nature and small animals, as flowers erupt from the skin and melt into the milky backgrounds. Some manage to fly out of the panel itself. Aiding in the scenery are intricate panels cut with lasers and what isn’t better with lasers? A few even have adornments making them into three-dimensional displays. […]
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Previews: Zaria Forman – “Ice to Island” @ WWFA (Seattle)

Tonight in Seattle, Winston Wächter Fine Art will be opening a solo show from Zaria Forman, who we featured in an Art Focus article earlier this year. The exhibition holds special meaning for the Brooklyn-based artist, as her exquisite paintings will be shown alongside the photographs of her late mother, Rena Bass Forman. The two of them traveled together to see the natural wonders of the world in places like Greenland, Iceland, Patagonia and India, inspiring Zaria’s own interest in documenting disappearing places. Ice to Island features some of the […]
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Previews: Andy Kehoe – “Inner Mystic” @ Roq La Rue

Tomorrow night (June 5th), Roq La Rue in Seattle will be opening a solo show from Andy Kehoe entitled Inner Mystic. The paintings as well as some of the more sculptural & dimensional pieces he has been working on of late all feature his signature autumn hues, and see his woodland creatures continue their adventures whether they be by the light of day or by moonlight. He describes his new series by saying “I love creating a world steeped in mystery and mysticism, and it’s really up […]
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Openings: Martin Wittfooth & Jean Labourdette – “De Anima” @ Roq la Rue Gallery

In their second collaboration, artists Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) and Jean Labourdette have created captivating new works for De Amina, which opened at Roq la Rue on May 1st.  Hidden meanings and symbolism are used heavily between the two works, with animals playing a heavy role in defusing the messages of consumerism and our culture’s constant need to upgrade.  Visually less obvious is the commentary on our psyche.  The show title itself lends us clues as De Anima translates to “the soul”, which also references writings by […]
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Previews: Martin Wittfooth & Jean Labourdette – “De Anima” @ Roq La Rue

Tomorrow night, the first of May, the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle will be hosting a new showing from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) and Jean Labourdette entitled De Anima. The exhibition features the duo exploring the environmental, social, and spiritual impact of our technological advances. Fans will be in for a treat as both artists’ works are a joy to see in person – Martin’s oil paintings featuring animal characters rendered in his signature rusty palette (seen above) and Labourdette’s whimsical paintings on custom shaped surfaces. Discuss this […]
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Openings: Peter Ferguson – “Fire In The Map Room!” @ Roq la Rue

Last Friday, opening alongside CRG (covered) at Roq La Rue in Seattle was Peter Ferguson’s Fire In The Map Room! Dimly lit interiors and the moments right before dusk are exquisitely detailed in a muted color palette, with a style honed from his many years illustrating children’s books. The imaginative beasts inhabit Peter’s worlds nonchalantly, and while the human characters seemed intrigued at times, others seem bored or annoyed, like it’s an everyday occurrence. With backgrounds just as detailed as the main subject, one could spend […]
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Openings: Camille Rose Garcia – “La Danse Macabre” @ Roq la Rue

On April 3rd, Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) opened her latest solo show at Roq la Rue, titled La Danse Macabre, which translates to Dance of Death, a theme originated in the late middle ages to remind us that no one escapes the hand of death. Camille’s trademark style is on display as Death serenades its future victims  Ghost moths and severed hands adorned with black glitter abound as the ghastly images contrast with the neon induced paint. Surroundings of flowers and mushrooms explode with color over […]
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Upcoming: Camille Rose Garcia – “La Danse Macabre” @ Roq La Rue

After working on a series of charity print releases, group shows, and projects with Roq La Rue, Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) will be opening up a solo show at the Seattle showspace next month. Entitled La Danse Macabre, the new pieces, if going according to name for the fresh body of work, will thematically deal with the “Dance of Death,” an artistic genre in the Middle Ages that focused on the universality of dying, no matter one’s station in life. A fitting subject for the gothic imagery often […]
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