Casey Weldon’s Novel Relic opened earlier this month, his first solo show at Roq La RueAM caught up with Weldon a few days prior to the open for a studio visit as he finished up a couple paintings. With all of the completed pieces hanging in the gallery, it was nice to see that his hard work paid off and you can’t go wrong with hipster monkeys!

Femke Hiemstra continued her mastery of tiny details in Warten am Waldrand (translates to Waiting at The Edge of the Forest), which also opened on August 7th at the the Seattle gallery. A variety of mediums were utilized in the show, including graphite drawings and paintings directly on vintage books, a trademark technique from the Dutch artist. Along with the unique framing, each piece became a cohesive short story with enough whimsy and humor to overpower the scary bits.

Warten am Waldrand and Novel Relic saw both artists nearing a sold out effort and will be on display until September 27th

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