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Openings: Stacey Rozich – “Within Without Me” @ Roq la Rue

With rising notoriety, local artist Stacey Kozich’s Within Without Me exhibition kicked off the Roq la Rue Gallery’s new Pioneer Square location with a jam packed crowd. Rozich’s bright color palette drew in patrons as they made their way through the neighborhood’s monthly artwalk. The gallery was quickly filled as they explored the inner workings of the exhibition. From afar, the masked characters seem peaceful enough, but when you get in close, the pieces convey a much darker sentiment. While some creatures exhibit exuberance, others […]

Preview: Kris Kuksi – “Pneumatic” @ Roq La Rue

Master mixed media cut chemist, Kris Kuski, is set to reveal a new body of work in Seattle tonight, the first since showing at Art Basel Miami (covered) last December. Opening at Roq La Rue, Pneumatic will exhibit the Kansas-based artist’s talents through his signature remixing of found objects and model components (thousands in most cases!) into his self-dubbed “post industrial rocco” sculptural assemblages. These insanely intricate works should juxtapose nicely against the soft, eerie collection of paintings from Travis Louie (featured), entitled The Creature […]

Preview: Brian Despain – “Tin Machines and Mercuric Dreams” @ Roq La Rue Gallery

In his first exhibit with Seattle-based Roq La Rue since 2009’s Requiarium (covered), Brian Despain (interviewed) is primed and ready with a whole bag of new tricks for his upcoming show next month. Opening Friday, February 11th, Tin Machines and Mercuric Dreams will continue to highlight the artist’s expertise with the brush, with a new series of brilliantly rendered oil paintings of his personable robot characters in desolate landscapes rife with iconography and symbolism for the viewer to draw meaning and inspiration from. This exhibit, […]

Opening: Chris Berens – “Leeuwenhart” @ Roq La Rue

Last night, Roq La Rue played host to the much anticipated reveal of Chris Beren’s newest body of painstakingly crafted and enormously enthralling work, Leeuwenhart (previewed). Working off the theme of his recently born daughter, Emma Lionheart Berens, Seattle art-goers were privy to an all encompassing assault on the senses. With 32 pieces filling the walls of the gallery, the vast majority selling in advance of the opening, Chris has proven his mad scientist-like genius in the studio, imminently dedicated to sharing his visions and […]

Preview: Chris Berens – “Leeuwenhart” @ Roq La Rue

In many respects, we here at AM have the wonderful purveyors of Roq La Rue to thank for opening our eyes – as well as those of many U.S. contemporary art fans alike – to the enchanting art of Chris Berens. It was with his debut stateside exhibit, Go West (covered), hosted by the Seattle gallery where the Amsterdam artist first spread his wings and soared across the pond into the imaginations of countless collectors that immediately fell in love with his unique artistic vision. […]

Benefit: Mark Ryden “Bunny Cart” print

Roq La Rue just announced a charitable print they did with Mark Ryden to raise money for David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Every penny of this amazing print is going towards this great charity which helps endangered Elephants and Rhinos in Africa. “The Bunny Cart” Mark Ryden giclee print on archival paper with deckled edges hand signed by Mark Ryden, numbered edition of 50* 7.5″ x 10.5″ For the details to get the print: Click here Mark has released a couple prints for charity recently. First, […]

Openings: Josh Keyes @ OKOK

Last night, the prodigal Josh Keyes returned to his home state of Washington and brought the heavy artillery. AM got the scoop from the completely SOLD-OUT show at OKOK Gallery in Seattle. With the anticipation and buzz growing since the show was announced, Josh did not fail to disappoint with a simply stunning show. As previously reported, the show revolved around the central themes of nature, totem poles, and the animals affected by the changes in the environment. Josh showcased 10 gorgeous paintings that varied […]