On April 7th, Seattle’s Roq La Rue will be welcoming in Danny van Ryswyk and his series of sculptures in a show entitled Tender Loving Darkness. The Amsterdam-based artist uses an interesting process to create his morbid works, starting digitally with a 3D program. He then prints these out with a 3D printer and meticulously hand paints each one in a process that can take weeks. Along with these dark sculptural renditions, van Ryswyk also has included some prints in the exhibition. Discuss Danny van Ryswyk here.
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Opening last week, Camille Rose Garcia’s Animus Chrysalis Mortis takes viewers to vibrant and lush gardens while exploring many of life’s tropes including creation and death. There is no subtlety with the LA-based artist’s journey, as seen through the lens of an acid trip seemingly lit by black lights. The exhibition features mixed media paintings on board and smaller pieces on paper. The late David Bowie graces two pieces and the enormous House of Psyche seems to fill an entire wall with serpents and swans. Adorning the […]
This Thursday night (March 3rd), Roq La Rue in Seattle will be hosting the opening of Animus Chrysalis Mortis, the latest solo show from Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed). The new series of works from the Los Angeles-based artist continues to channel her special brand of gothic fairy tale-like imagery and will feature both paintings on canvas and paper. She further explains – “For this body of work I was inspired by the surrealist and deeply symbolic films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jungian archetypes, and Greek mythology. I created a personal language of […]
Earlier this month, Roq la Rue hosted it’s first opening of 2016 with Jonathan Viner’s Strange Math. This marks a new less-is-more approach for the Seattle gallery, focusing on one artist a month, with a couple group exhibitions during the year. The show from the Brooklyn-based artist provided a great start to the new year with the large paintings filling the main floor of the gallery. Bright neon-like colors have infiltrated Viner’s usual muted color pallet, giving the paintings their own glow. Provocative subject matter and […]
Tomorrow night (February 4th), a new solo show will open at Roq La Rue from Jonathan Viner. Strange Math features eight new paintings from the Brooklyn-based artist that continues his nostalgic look back at his youth with his subjects dressed the part while utilizing an era-appropriate palette. His oil on canvas pieces which focus on the the stylish men and glamourous women of the time almost seem like snapshots from period movies with its cinematic compositions. Discuss Jonathan Viner here.
Coming up in March, Seattle’s Roq La Rue will be hosting a new show from Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed). From what we have seen from sneak peeks on her Instagram, fans will be in for a treat as there are some large scale works planned all rendered with a eye-catching palette. The opening will be on March 3rd. Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.
Starting on February 11th, the Seattle Art Museum will be hosting a solo exhibition from contemporary portrait painter Kehinde Wiley. A New Republic will feature a selection of the American artist’s work that could be said to be a remix of Old Master paintings where the classic European subjects are typically replaced by young urban men of color, playing with ideas of power and breaking down stereotypes. If interested, you can find more details of the show here, including associated events. Discuss Kehinde Wiley here.
Coming up on February 4th, Jonathan Viner will be opening a new show in Seattle at the Roq La Rue Gallery. Entitled Strange Math, the new oil on linen works continue the Brooklyn-based artist’s series of figurative works that bring a sense of nostalgia to the viewer with its retro vibe, often accented by the unexpected. Judging from the size of some of some the pieces he is working on, attendees will get the chance to see a nice representation of his work at this […]
Charismatic Megafauna opened at Roq La Rue earlier this month to a packed house. Celebrating the vast diversity of the animal kingdom, the exhibition features a wide variety of creatures, some recognizable, while others are not from this world. That diversity extends itself to the artists included in the show with a plethora of styles and mediums on display, from traditional paintings, life sized creations, and even a mesmerizing illuminated wall-hung sculpture. Charismatic Megafauna will be on display until January 30th with work from Adam […]
On Thursday night (December 3rd), Roq La Rue will be opening a new group show entitled Charismatic Megafauna. Artists Adam Doyle, Brad Woodfin, Camille Rose Garcia, Chris Berens, Femke Hiemstra, Jacub Gagnon, Jean Pierre Arboleda, Jessica Joslin (seen above), Joey Bates, Josh Keyes, Josie Morway, Justin Beckman, Laurie Hogin, Lindsey Carr, Michael Alm, Peter Ferguson, Peter Gronquist, and Scott Musgrove were asked to contribute a piece that focuses on some of the world’s largest and most spectacular species, and even what appear to be some mythical ones.