Travis Louie and Lauren Marx 5/7

Roq La Rue

presents

Travis Louis

“Archive of Lost Species”

new drawings and paintings

 

and

 

Lauren Marx

“American Wilderness”

new works

Opens Thursday May 7th 6-9pm

Show runs through May 30th 2015 – contact us to be placed on a preview list!

 

In the Main Gallery:

Travis Louie

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. Each has their own unique folklore, but they are connected through the relationships that unfold thorough Louis’ tales, their intricate histories and societies revealed through a window into an alternate past.

 Please click on each thumbnail to see whole image. All information is fund below expanded image (you might need to scroll down!)


Lauren Marx

We are excited to bring St. Louis artist Lauren Marx to Roq La Rue for ‘American Wilderness’! Marx’s intricately drawn detailed portrayal of flora and fauna are reminiscent of old scientific anatomical or botanical text illustrations. For her, they are a kind of creation myth, where the animals form nebulae, birds are the stars, and insects are the dust which come together in a swirling Baroque metaphor of our phenomenal universe. Wavering the line between grotesque and sublime, her flayed and fecund imagery is lush with a blooming, flowering presence in the place of death and decay; forming intensely beautiful compositions that remind us of the fleeting, flowing nature of all life in the cosmos.

Please click on each thumbnail to see whole image. All information is fund below expanded image (you might need to scroll down!)

12-5 Wednesday - Saturday
Closed: Sunday - Tuesday
We take part in Pioneer Square's First Thursday Artwalk every First Thursday of the month 6-9pm

532 1st Ave S. Seattle WA 98104
Join our mailing list for show updates!
* = required field