Zachari Logan’s work has been seen here and there at Roq La Rue for a few years now, but Grotesques is his first solo show at the Seattle gallery. Using colored pencil and pastels, Logan blends plants and animals to create mutated hybrids of familiar species. While the delicate pencil and mylar pieces are framed, two of the pastel paintings are shown simply pinned to the wall. He explains this absence of protection helps the viewer connect better with the piece. In Di Minores, Alessandra Maria […]
Befitting the month known for ghouls and ghosts, Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle welcomed in EGO and Grady Gordon to exhibit new works earlier this month. EGO’s The Time Is Never features characters with enough charming personality to overcome their stereotypical spookiness. Symbology used in several pieces, along with star fields, lends an alien or sci-fi mix to the show. Just up the stairs, Grady Gordon’s prints in Been Seeing You Around Lately offer a look into a mythological world governed by shadows. The less-than-conventional method of […]
On October 1st, Roq La Rue opened it’s doors to a cavalcade of new works. Casey Weldon (featured) was welcomed back to the gallery for Hastemaker, where he continues to explore putting real people in surreal situations. Jeff Jacobson’s first solo show at Roq la Rue, titled Aphotic Ilk, explores a world between worlds. The dimension shifted vision gives bioluminescence to several species as they explore the ether. And, Samantha Wall continues her series of ink, pigment, and charcoal portraits in Let Your Eyes Adjust to the […]
Tonight (October 1st) in Seattle, Casey Weldon (featured) will be presenting some new works at Roq La Rue collectively entitled Hastemaker. The surreal new paintings are rendered with a bright hyperchromatic palette, something the locally-based artist is known for, giving them almost a supernatural glow. This choice of illumination matches well with his cinematic narrative, giving the pieces an almost mystical quality. Discuss Casey Weldon here.
Starting on October 1st, new works collectively entitled Hastemaker will be on display at Roq La Rue from Casey Weldon (featured). For his return to the Seattle showspace (see 2014), the locally-based illustrator and fine artist will be presenting more dreamlike paintings utilizing a hyperchromatic palette, of which the piece above Pixel Perish is a good example. For those planning a visit, the exhibition will be on view all of October. Discuss Casey Weldon here.
Roq La Rue upped the ante for the fifth edition of their Lush Life group show, titled Reverie. With both the main floor and upstairs project room utilized, and the debut of the large installation piece by Cheyenne Randall, the gallery was literally packed to the rafters. Highlights include Scott Hove’s delicious Devils Food starting off the main floor, just waiting for you to get closer. Jonathan Viner’s Force Projection will leave you mesmerized as will Christian Van Minnen’s Self Portrait as James Hurley, or Small Town […]
Opening on August 6th, Lush Life 5 : Reverie at Roq La Rue is the fifth incarnation of their popular group show. The theme this year is “Reverie – meant to evoke the languid, sexy, ripe days and nights of late summer.” Artists invited this year include Marco Mazzoni, Jonathan Viner (seen above), Amanda Manitach, Kazuki Takamatsu. Peter Ferguson, Christian Van Minnen, Jeff Soto, Casey Welson, Tyna Onko, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Lauren Marx, Esao Andrews, Eric Wert, Laurie Lee Brom, Erin Kendig, Lowell Poisson, Ashley Eliza Williams, Ryan Heshka, […]
Earlier this month, Roq la Rue welcomed back Travis Louie for his Archive of Lost Species solo show. Louie’s finely rendered acrylic paintings are once again on display, with his usual recipe of the odd and imaginary. Oscar Pennington and his travels take center stage as he documents strange and wild creatures found around the world. The stories don’t stop with the brush though, as the pieces are accompanied with a short story, and Pennington’s Fish Frog of Burma even includes a diagram detailing the […]
Tonight in Seattle (May 7th), Travis Louie (interviewed) will be revisiting Roq La Rue for another showing of his vintage photography inspired paintings of imaginary creatures, created in a style self-described as a kind of “cryptozoology.” Entitled Archive of Lost Species, the fresh new pieces are a collection of fantastical characters, unique in their size and circumstance, many posing next to their human counterparts. Head over for a look yourself if you are in the area and make sure to read the stories associated with each painting written by Louie himself. Discuss Travis […]
Tomorrow (May 2nd) at the Seattle Art Museum, Rebirth Of The World, a solo show from Chiho Aoshima, will open to a public. The Takashi Murakami protégé from his Kaikai Kiki Collective is known for her fantasy worlds of ghosts, zombies, and teenage girls, oftentimes created with a digital technique. For this exhibition, the Japanese artist has prepared colorful large-scale dreamscapes printed on plexiglass, 35 drawings on paper, and an animation that will be shown in public for the first time. You can also meet Aoshima tomorrow as part of the museum’s Free […]