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 […]
Travis Louie’s (interviewed) newest solo exhibition titled Monsters On Their Day Off opened April 9th at the Roq la Rue Gallery. Referencing century old photographs, Louie brings his impossibly rendered style to the Seattle gallery, depicting monsters in their down time, when they’re not playing monster. The acrylics are so exquisitely rendered that the images appear soft and delicate, just as a photograph might appear had it been taken in the late 19th century. Patrons were leaning in close all night to decipher just how Travis can […]
Rounding out Roq La Rue’s two-person exhibition this weekend, showing alongside Brian Despain’s Tin Machines and Mercuric Dreams (previewed), will be popsurrealist Mia (interviewed). The show will provide the Los Angeles-based artist’s first opportunity since last fall’s three-person show at Corey Helford Gallery (covered) to unveil a new body of work. With the female form taking center stage in often fantastical scenarios, The Secret Keepers will give the artist a chance to continue telling her story. Check out a preview after the jump.
Earlier this summer, AM stopped by Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) Downtown LA studio to catch up with the ever busy artist. We gave you a glimpse of the time we spent there previously when we caught the man neck deep in preparation for his show at Roq La Rue. With the exhibition coming up this weekend, we thought it would be an excellent time to give you the entire studio visit / preview images for this new body of work consisting of paintings on paper (we […]
After a great solo showing at LeBasse Projects, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) is already hard at work for his coming show at Roq La Rue September 10th. Showing along side peer Edwin Ushiro (interviewed), Mr. Yamamoto is set to unleash a new set of images for Seattle’s finest. We stopped by Yoskay’s downtown studio for a sneak peek at his new body of work. Check out a closer look at the fish after the jump.
“Daughters of Our Nature,” the latest body of work from Eric Fortune opens at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, tomorrow, July 24 from 6-9 PM. AM first spotted Fortune’s work back when he participated in a group show at Copro Gallery last year and we’ve been captivated since by the ethereal feeling of his paintings, which are the product of a time and labor intensive process. We had the pleasure of catching up with Eric ahead of the show to find out more about […]
Counting down to this weekend’s coming show “Beauties and Beasts” at Roq La Rue, we bring you a sneak-peek preview of theÂ coming worksÂ by Italian artist Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed). Her fantastically beautiful yet often bizarre characters entertain both eyes and imagination. This aptly titled body of work fits in perfectly into her adventurous illustrative style. Opening up along with Eric Fortune, theÂ curtains will come up this Friday in Seattle so ifÂ you’re in the area,Â this is a show that is definitely worth the trip. In the meantime, […]
In case you missed their first print with Mark Ryden, Roq La Rue just announced a second charitable print they did with Camille Rose Garcia. Again this is to raise money for David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust so every penny of this amazing print is going towards this great charity which helps endangered elephants and rhinos in Africa. Check out some amazing pics from Kirsten’s recent visit to the Wildlife Trust in Africa. Details of the release and pics from Africa after the jump.
Like something out of a lucid dream, Chris Berens’ paintings are as enigmatic and imaginative as they come. Both from a technical perspective as well as an aesthetic viewpoint, there is something wonderfully amorphous and endless about his work. His art appears as sinister as it does beautiful, teetering that fantastical line between foreign yet familiar, gorgeous yet grotesque, bizarre yet natural. With certain elements appearing crystal clear and others blurred, it’s as if they were representations of a person attempting to transcribe the images […]