Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Travis Louie returns to Roq La Rue with Archive of Lost Species, a collection of works featuring his signature host of fantastical characters. His work is highly influenced by Victorian and Edwardian oddities and portraiture, and he often refers to his style as a kind of 'cryptozoology'. Informed by the stories he writes, his characters inhabit a world shared with other strange creatures, mythological figures, and extinct or exaggerated versions of animals we know.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 05, 2015
Chris Berens is a Dutch painter whose work features a fantastical mélange of exotic creatures and 18th century imagery in soft focus. Startling, photorealistic, and distorted; his narratives feature totem-like animals and childlike people floating through dreamy European cityscapes, or decrepit ships in stormy seas shimmering as if in a fevered dream. Berens show opens on February 5, and runs through the 28th.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Stacey Rozich just opened a new body of work, "Shrine," at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle last weekend, and as we catch up on the post-Basel madness, this was one show that stood out. In the new body of work, Rozich describes the the trappings and rituals of death, painting figures standing or laying near ornamental mausoleums and gravestones. They are joined by a cast of skeletal or animal demon spirits that comfort them, antagonize them, or stand guard as they begin their journey through death. Though they might be protective, they are also tricksters – dancing, drinking, and reveling in their non-corporeal existence in spite of ours.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 17, 2014
This Friday, October 17th, Boxes of Death 5 will make it's final stop in Seattle, WA at The Piranah Shop from 6-10pm. This marks the end of a tour that began in Portland and stopped through San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 07, 2014
Good friend and 2x former cover artist Camille Rose Garcia just opened a new body of work, "La Danse Macabre" at Seattle's Roq La Rue Gallery this past weekend. The work features classic Garcia characters mixed with a new styles and touches that always make her shows, especially in person, hard to miss.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 18, 2013
Italian artist Marco Mazzoni and British painter Lindsey Carr both have an exhibition at Roq La Rue Gallery in Los Angles open now through November 30th, 2013. Marco Mazzoni creates beautifully disturbing drawings, dreamlike snapshots of faces flooded in an incandescent light as if in an overexposed photograph, and encircled by sumptuous flora and fauna. Lindsey Carr’s exquisite watercolor and gouache paintings evoke the specter of Audubon if he had spent time in a Chinese opium den.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 26, 2013
Kicking off the exhibition program at Roq La Rue's new Seattle space in Pioneer Square will be Stacey Rozich's Within Without Me. We have been showing Rozich's work on the site for a few years, but this show is noted for "a jump up from previous shows containing larger, more complex works rendered in her trademark mediums of watercolor and gouache, as well as a deeper, more profound exploration of contemporary global social political themes."
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 09, 2012
As we noted on the site the other day, tonight, Friday, November 9, Portland-based fine artist, Josh Keyes, opens a new solo show, The Circus and The Sea, at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle. Today we have a nice preview, as well as noting that Mr Keyes will release a new print, Exodus I, available only to walk in's to the gallery starting at 5pm on November 9th.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
This Friday, November 9, Portland-based fine artist, Josh Keyes, opens a new solo show, The Circus and The Sea, at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle. Featuring a new series of paintings, Keyes will also release a new print, Exodus I, available only to walk in's to the gallery starting at 5pm on November 9th. You got to be there to get it. All profits from the print go to the Big Life Foundation, a organization that is actively combating wildlife poaching in east Africa.