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Check out this video Jeff Jacobson made of his new painting in the Roq curated "Lush Life" show opening at Hashimoto Contemporary this Saturday!
Roq La Rue is now closed. Thank you for 18 years of support! If you need anything pertaining to the gallery you can contact us through our website which is still live. Or- you can follow our NEW project, Creatura Wildlife Projects!!
Man- this closing show is going to be fantastic! Here's a peek at Redd Walitzki's piece for "Death and the Maiden" called "The Arsenic Waltz"...
"There is a long history of the dangerous, sometimes deadly, side of fashion. I’ve been fascinated by this topic for ages, but especially after recently reading the book, “Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present” in which author Alison Matthews David chronicles the brilliant-yet-toxic dyes, mercury laced hats, and lea...d-infused designs of the Victorian Era.
My favorite example was of a lovely emerald green dye used in fabrics and popular floral headdresses which was partly composed of arsenic. The imagery used by newspaper campaigns to incite a public response against this arsenical-dye often featured skeletons clad in elaborate ballgowns and delicate floral wreaths, harking back to the medieval imagery of the Danse Macabre. This image came to haunt me, and inspired me to create my own beautiful killing creature - both alluring and toxic." - Redd Walitzki
Femke Hiemstra's paintings are small yet epic! "The Sand Castle Battle" from her show of the same name opening Saturday August 6th alongside "Death and the Maiden 2"
It's Roq La Rue's FINAL EXHIBITION! Special date: SATURDAY August 6th
Femke Hiemstra "The Sand Castle Battle and Other Tales" solo show
"Death and the Maiden 2" Group Show
Featuring: Madeline Von Foerster, Travis Louie, Peter Ferguson, Laurie Lee Brom, Scott Musgrove, Jeff Jacobson, Lisa Petrucci, Redd Walitzki, John Brophy, Sail, Peter Chan, Handiedan, Syd Bee, Esao Andrews, Kari-lise Alexander, Meghan Besmirched, Derek Nobbs, Jessica McCourt,Andrea Wicklund, Kirsten Easthope
Join us for our very last show on a special night, Saturday August 6th 6-9pm.
Farewell Afterparty at The Pharmacy Bar located below Temple Billiards in Pioneer Square 9pm-12am.
Hey everyone- Roq la Rue's LAST SHOW EVER has a new date! It is opening SATURDAY August 6th 6-9pm with an after party at the Pharmacy Bar 9pm-12am. We are opening the "Death and the Maiden 2" group show as well as Femke Hiemstra's mini solo "The Sand Castle Battle and Other Tales". More info to come but save that date! (image by Handiedan for Death and The Maiden 2")
Jen Graves talks to KUOW about the influences in Amanda Manitach's show "Nothing Left To Say", which opens tomorrow (Thursday) 6-9pm. Unfortunately it mentions it's our last show at the gallery which is is NOT. So that's weird. But we still have a massive group show and farewell party next month!