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Preview: “Otherworld” @ Roq La Rue

Tonight in Seattle, the Roq La Rue Gallery will be unveiling a new group show entitled Otherworld. The exhibition features a strong list of participants who will be interpreting the title with their own visual language. Artists include Martin Wittfooth, Chris Berens, John Brophy, Peter Ferguson, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Casey Curran, Madeline Von Foerster, Tom Bagshaw, Kris Lewis, Glenn Barr, Ryan Heshka, Jean Labourdette (Turf One), Dan Quintana, Derek Nobbs, Jessica McCourt, Chie Yoshii, and Josh Keyes (seen above), who looks to be continuing to explore new territory not confined […]

Openings: Jean Labourdette (Turf One) – “The Rising” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Opening a several weeks ago alongside SHAG (covered) at Jonathan Levine Gallery was Jean Labourdette (Turf One). The self taught French-Canadian artist created a great show he named “The Rising”. Utilizing numerous found objects on which he painted on, Jean worked to create interactive pieces for the viewers. What we enjoyed in particular were the realistic subjects which which were effortlessly integrated into their respective backdrops. Check out the full show after the jump.

Openings: Shawn Barber & Turf One – “Life Size” @ Yves Laroche Gallery

Shawn Barber’s joint show (previewed) with Turf One entitled “Life-Size” opened last night at the Yves Laroche Gallery.  A good size crowd showed up to take in the raw and honest portraits of tattoo culture that Barber is known for as well as street artist Turf One (aka Jean Labourdette) and his unique sculptural and caricature-like approach to painting.  Take a look at all the pics after the jump…

Preview: Shawn Barber – “Life Size” @ Yves Laroche Gallery

Fresh off his show in San Francisco, Shawn Barber is already set to open another show, this time in Canada. In “Life Size,” a joint show with Turf One, Barber will be gracing us with more of his tattoo “portraiture” that we have come to know and love. The show opens tomorrow night, September 2nd, at Yves Laroche Gallery. More preview images from both artists after the jump.