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Openings: “Death and the Maiden 2″ & Femke Hiemstra – “The Sand Castle Battle and Other Tales” @ Roq la Rue

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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Openings: “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” @ Virginia MOCA

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 […]
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Previews: “Moleskin V” @ Spoke Art

On April 7th, the fifth edition of the moleskin group show will be opening at Spoke Art in San Francisco. Moleskin V is curated by gallery owner Ken Harman and Sydney-based artist Rod Luff and features artworks created directly onto the ubiquitous moleskin sketchbooks that are commonly used by artists around the world. Participating artists include: Bagger43, Brandon Boyd, Lindsey Carr, Kim Cogan, J.A.W. Cooper, Camilla D’Errico, Nicolas Delort, Cannon Dill, Hollis Dunlap, Jeremy Enecio, Valentin Fischer, Jayde Fish, Vanessa Foley, Reinier Gamboa, Greg Gandy, Alex Garant, […]
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Previews: Travis Louie – “Watch The Skies” @ Merry Karnowsky

Watch The Skies will continue Travis Louie’s (interviewed) longstanding collaboration with the Merry Karnowsky Gallery with another exhibition scheduled for November 14th at the Los Angeles showspace. The New York-based artist has developed a signature style often featuring mythical creatures painted in the style of vintage black & white photographs and this new body of work is no different with a focus on the extraterrestrial. Louie further states – “My work is a continuing conversation that started out as a veiled commentary about the immigrant experience. Originally the […]
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Openings: “Lush Life 5: Reverie” @ Roq La Rue

Roq La Rue upped the ante for the fifth edition of their Lush Life group show, titled Reverie.  With both the main floor and upstairs project room utilized, and the debut of the large installation piece by Cheyenne Randall, the gallery was literally packed to the rafters. Highlights include Scott Hove’s delicious Devils Food starting off the main floor, just waiting for you to get closer. Jonathan Viner’s Force Projection will leave you mesmerized as will Christian Van Minnen’s Self Portrait as James Hurley, or Small Town […]
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Releases: Travis Louie – “Mr. Stephenson And The Bug” Print

Fans of Travis Louie’s (interviewed) fantastical painted faux vintage photographs will be glad to hear that Pressure Printing has just released a new print entitled Mr. Stephenson And The Bug. Sized at 19″ X 41″, the hand-stained intaglio prints will be limited to a run of 40 and cost $450. Take a look at all the details here. Discuss Travis Louie here.
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Openings: Travis Louie & Lauren Marx – “Archive of Lost Species” & “American Wilderness” @ Roq la Rue

Earlier this month, Roq la Rue welcomed back Travis Louie for his Archive of Lost Species solo show. Louie’s finely rendered acrylic paintings are once again on display, with his usual recipe of the odd and imaginary. Oscar Pennington and his travels take center stage as he documents strange and wild creatures found around the world. The stories don’t stop with the brush though, as the pieces are accompanied with a short story, and Pennington’s Fish Frog of Burma even includes a diagram detailing the […]
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Previews: Travis Louie – “Archive of Lost Species” @ Roq La Rue

Tonight in Seattle (May 7th), Travis Louie (interviewed) will be revisiting Roq La Rue for another showing of his vintage photography inspired paintings of imaginary creatures, created in a style self-described as a kind of “cryptozoology.” Entitled Archive of Lost Species, the fresh new pieces are a collection of fantastical characters, unique in their size and circumstance, many posing next to their human counterparts. Head over for a look yourself if you are in the area and make sure to read the stories associated with each painting written by Louie himself. Discuss Travis […]
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Previews: “Moleskin Project IV” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

This Saturday night (April 4th), Hashimoto Contemporary will be opening the fourth edition of their Moleskin Project group show. Co-curated by Sydney-based artist Rod Luff and gallery director Ken Harman, the annual exhibition sees invited artists producing artwork on Moleskin sketchbooks, the weapon of choice for many of them for the initial stages of their creative process. In the words of Luff, “The ubiquitous sketchbook is a common ground through which a visual dialogue is exchanged from page to page, forming a colorful language of […]
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Upcoming: Travis Louie – “Archive of Lost Species” @ Roq La Rue

Coming up on May 7th, Travis Louie’s (interviewed) will be returning to Seattle (also see 2013) for another showing with Roq La Rue entitled Archive of Lost Species. If this piece seen here, Oscar and the Giant Tarsier, which will be in the show is any indication, fans in Seattle of his imaginary creatures and vintage photography-like renderings will be in for a treat. Take a look at the accompanying narrative, something that accompanies each of the New York-based artist’s paintings – “Oscar Pennington was a naturalist and […]
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