Tomorrow night (February 4th), a new solo show will open at Roq La Rue from Jonathan Viner. Strange Math features eight new paintings from the Brooklyn-based artist that continues his nostalgic look back at his youth with his subjects dressed the part while utilizing an era-appropriate palette. His oil on canvas pieces which focus on the the stylish men and glamourous women of the time almost seem like snapshots from period movies with its cinematic compositions. Discuss Jonathan Viner here.
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Coming up in March, Seattle’s Roq La Rue will be hosting a new show from Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed). From what we have seen from sneak peeks on her Instagram, fans will be in for a treat as there are some large scale works planned all rendered with a eye-catching palette. The opening will be on March 3rd. Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.
Starting on February 11th, the Seattle Art Museum will be hosting a solo exhibition from contemporary portrait painter Kehinde Wiley. A New Republic will feature a selection of the American artist’s work that could be said to be a remix of Old Master paintings where the classic European subjects are typically replaced by young urban men of color, playing with ideas of power and breaking down stereotypes. If interested, you can find more details of the show here, including associated events. Discuss Kehinde Wiley here.
Coming up on February 4th, Jonathan Viner will be opening a new show in Seattle at the Roq La Rue Gallery. Entitled Strange Math, the new oil on linen works continue the Brooklyn-based artist’s series of figurative works that bring a sense of nostalgia to the viewer with its retro vibe, often accented by the unexpected. Judging from the size of some of some the pieces he is working on, attendees will get the chance to see a nice representation of his work at this […]
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 […]
On Thursday night (December 3rd), Roq La Rue will be opening a new group show entitled Charismatic Megafauna. Artists Adam Doyle, Brad Woodfin, Camille Rose Garcia, Chris Berens, Femke Hiemstra, Jacub Gagnon, Jean Pierre Arboleda, Jessica Joslin (seen above), Joey Bates, Josh Keyes, Josie Morway, Justin Beckman, Laurie Hogin, Lindsey Carr, Michael Alm, Peter Ferguson, Peter Gronquist, and Scott Musgrove were asked to contribute a piece that focuses on some of the world’s largest and most spectacular species, and even what appear to be some mythical ones.
Zachari Logan’s work has been seen here and there at Roq La Rue for a few years now, but Grotesques is his first solo show at the Seattle gallery. Using colored pencil and pastels, Logan blends plants and animals to create mutated hybrids of familiar species. While the delicate pencil and mylar pieces are framed, two of the pastel paintings are shown simply pinned to the wall. He explains this absence of protection helps the viewer connect better with the piece. In Di Minores, Alessandra Maria […]
Befitting the month known for ghouls and ghosts, Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle welcomed in EGO and Grady Gordon to exhibit new works earlier this month. EGO’s The Time Is Never features characters with enough charming personality to overcome their stereotypical spookiness. Symbology used in several pieces, along with star fields, lends an alien or sci-fi mix to the show. Just up the stairs, Grady Gordon’s prints in Been Seeing You Around Lately offer a look into a mythological world governed by shadows. The less-than-conventional method of […]
On October 1st, Roq La Rue opened it’s doors to a cavalcade of new works. Casey Weldon (featured) was welcomed back to the gallery for Hastemaker, where he continues to explore putting real people in surreal situations. Jeff Jacobson’s first solo show at Roq la Rue, titled Aphotic Ilk, explores a world between worlds. The dimension shifted vision gives bioluminescence to several species as they explore the ether. And, Samantha Wall continues her series of ink, pigment, and charcoal portraits in Let Your Eyes Adjust to the […]
Tonight (October 1st) in Seattle, Casey Weldon (featured) will be presenting some new works at Roq La Rue collectively entitled Hastemaker. The surreal new paintings are rendered with a bright hyperchromatic palette, something the locally-based artist is known for, giving them almost a supernatural glow. This choice of illumination matches well with his cinematic narrative, giving the pieces an almost mystical quality. Discuss Casey Weldon here.