Showing at the just opened Creatura House in Seattle, Travis Louie (interviewed) currently has a small selection of paintings and drawings on view. Entitled The Present Past, the exhibition at the former Roq La Rue owner Kirsten Anderson’s new gallery features Louie’s depiction of endangered animals in his vintage photo-like Victorian style. For the first time, he has painted the eyes in color “illuminating that these species are still alive and need support and protection.” A portion of the proceeds will go towards Anderson’s non-profit – Creatura Wildlife […]
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Earlier this month, DALeast (interviewed) traveled to Seattle to work along with 25 other artists on the Sodo Track mural project. The two-mile stretch spanning Fifth Avenue South from Royal Brougham Way to Spokane Street will eventually feature the work of 50 artists when finished with murals related by a common theme – motion. This ties in nicely with the work of the Chinese-born artist as his aesthetic features kinetic spray-painted coils of wire that almost always depict an animal, bird, or force of nature in action. […]
Antartica is the new show from Zaria Forman at Winston Wachter Fine Art in Seattle featuring her most recent body of work. The new large pastel on paper drawings are inspired from her four-week residency aboard the National Geographic Explorer to the earth’s southernmost continent and continues her work to bring attention to climate change through her art. Take a look at more photos from the gallery and images of her pieces below… Discuss Zaria Forman here.
Coming up on October 5th, Shawn Huckins (featured) will be presenting new work at the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle. Athenaeum (I Can’t Pretend That This Is Poetry) will feature paintings from his two series – The American Revolution Revolution and The American __tier – both which highlight his distinctive aesthetic of classical 18th- and 19th- century style portraits overlaid with text referencing unique social media speak and texting acronyms. With this juxtaposition of modern day verbiage and classic imagery, Huckins brings up the question of whether how we communicate governs the value of what we […]
Pennsylvania native and California transplant, Dessie Jackson, recently brought her latest collection of new works to Seattle’s Treason Gallery. The exhibition, titled Flavored Water, features a dozen large portraits that could find themselves on the cover of the latest fashion magazines. However, these beauty shots have been augmented in slightly different ways, asking the viewer to determine what the true meaning of beauty really is.
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 […]
Set to coincide with the Seattle Art Fair, Juxtapoz x Superflat is a group exhibition with an impressive roster curated by the arts & culture magazine and Takashi Murakami himself. The show running from August 4-7 at Pivot Art will feature work from Chiho Aoshima, Urs Fischer, Kazunori Hamana, James Jean (previewed in this article), JH Kagaku, Friedrich Kunath, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Otani Workshop, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, Katsuya Terada, a selection from Toilet Paper Magazine, Yuji Ueda, He Xiang Yu, Zoer & Velvet, Trenton […]
Hailing from Portland, Maine, Meghan Howland (pictured left below) made the trek to the Pacific Northwest for her Your Magic Is Real exhibition (on display until July 2nd) at Roq la Rue, which will be one of the last before the gallery closes its doors in September. The exhibition features several colorful oil paintings alongside charcoal drawings on paper. Thick brushstrokes enable the paintings to be resolved from a few feet away as the human form melds with fauna and their surroundings. Subjects emerge from […]
For several years now, Peter Ferguson has left his his Canadian homeland to deliver a sold out, or nearly sold out show to the Roq La Rue Gallery. 2016 is no exception and Lifeboats of a Sinking Witch is another journey to the illustrator’s fantastic world. Seemingly painted under twilight, each piece is completed with a vintage frame and several are adored with a title face plate. Discuss Peter Ferguson here.
The evening of May 5th, Peter Ferguson’s Lifeboats of a Sinking Witch will open at Roq La Rue in Seattle. As per his usual aesthetic, the Canadian artist has prepared a series of oil paintings painted in a traditional manner that evoke early 20th century small town Americana. On closer examination, the subject matter is what distinguishes his work from the classics with fantastical and surreal elements. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Peter Ferguson here.