Returning to Roq La Rue in Seattle, Lola Gil has a new show opening tomorrow night (October 8) entitled Window Journey. Continuing with a style she calls “Narrative Escapism”, the new works are filled with tension while mixing different painting techniques in the same piece. The influence of the anxiety and fear that grips our world is evident in the nine new paintings from the American artist, including some burning imagery that is surely influenced by the wildfires that seem to have affected different parts of […]
Last week in Seattle, Travis Louie (interviewed) opened a new show at Roq La Rue entitled Biodiversity. Taking the title to the extreme, the New York-based artist has included real and imaginary creatures into the variety and variability of life on Earth, all rendered in his unique technique. Typically posing his characters in Victorian garb, Louie’s meticulously painted portraits mimic the aesthetics of vintage photography, despite the surreal imagery. A carefully constructed and entertaining backstory usually accompanies each piece, an example of which corresponds to the painting above – “The reluctant […]
Tonight (August 7th) in Seattle, Roq La Rue will be celebrating their 21st anniversary with a group show entitled Ace Of Spades, Queen of Diamonds. It’s hard to believe it’s really been that many years for one of the rare galleries that have made it past two decades showing a genre of art that we love – so congrats to them. Participating artists Peter Ferguson, Travis Louie, Marion Peck, John Brophy, Lola Gil, Chris Berens, Jean Labourdette, Isabel Samaras, Casey Weldon, Camille Rose Garcia, D. Allan Drummond, […]
Tomorrow night (June 13th), Roq La Rue in Seattle will be opening a three person show from Kari-Lise Alexander (seen above), Syd Bee, and Laurie Lee Brom. Entitled The Visions Of Graces, the exhibition features paintings from three Northwest painters who imbue their feminine imagery with surreal and dark elements as well as an atmosphere of mystery. Check out some more preview images below…
On June 6th, Foster/White Gallery in Seattle will be presenting a new show from Shawn Huckins (featured) entitled Staring At The Sun. Featuring two distinct bodies of work that share references to American paintings from The White House Art Collection as well as those held in prestigious museums nationwide, the work is a reflection of how the Denver-based artist sees politics in our currently divided country. The Erasures series features replicas of historical paintings superimposed by the familiar gray and white checkered pattern signifying where a software’s ‘eraser’ tool has […]
Tonight in Seattle, Roq La Rue celebrated their re-opening after a two year hiatus with a group show entitled Lush Life 6. Like the previous iterations of the exhibition, artists were free to interpret the theme as they saw fit. Participants this year included Camille Rose Garcia, Josie Morway, Lola Gil, Casey Curran, Kazuki Takamatsu, Brandi Milne, Bella Ormseth (seen above and below), Sarah Leea Petkus, Rebecca Chaperon, Kai Carpenter, and Kari-Lise Alexander. Discuss this show here.
Tonight (July 12th) in Seattle, Creatura House Gallery will be opening a new group show entitled Aquamarine. For the exhibition, 11 artists were asked to create work based on the theme, which could refer to the stone, the color, or aquatic imagery. Participants include Madeline Von Foerster, John Brophy, Brian Despain, Jonathan Viner (seen above), Laurie Lee Brom, Logan Hicks, Gail Potocki, Travis Louie, Flannery Grace Good, Claudia Griesbach-Martucci, and Scott Musgrove.
Tonight (May 10th) in Seattle, Creatura House will be opening a group show entitled Le Carnival Des Animaux. With animals set as the theme, artists Peter Ferguson, Travis Louie (seen above), Josie Morway, Scott Musgrove, Kari-Lise Alexander, Lola Gil, Jim Blanchard, Demi Raven, and Jessica McCourt all contributed something for the exhibition. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Travis Louie here.
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 […]
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. […]