Roq La Rue Gallery
” Warten am Waldrand “
” Novel Relic “
Opens Thursday August 7th 6-9pm
show runs through Sept 27th (2 month show)
Please join us 8/7 6-9pm for a festive opening night party.
Roq La Rue is pleased to present two dynamic shows for the month of August. We are thrilled to be featuring our represented artist Femke Hiemstra as she returns to the gallery with a new series of her highly sought after painted works on found objects. We are also extremely pleased to be showing the luminous paintings of Casey Weldon in his first solo exhibition in the gallery.
Amsterdam based painter Femke Hiemstra’s meticulously tight, jewel like mixed media paintings and exquisitely rendered black and white drawings are homes to a dark fairytale land where inanimate objects come to life and frolic with animal neighbors. Lollipops become ship captains, strawberries become giant wrestlers, and vegetables become Halloween gods with lantern eyes. Femke occasionally uses typography in her darkly magical work, using words from various languages and letters in her paintings to further enhance the narrative while still retaining a playful sense of mystery, or as a visual device to frame in the scenery, as if you were looking at her world through a secret window. She also uses found objects to paint on, such as boxes and wrappers, to create imaginary products with magical properties.
By using the iconography of today and yesterday’s popular culture, painter Casey Weldon’s work aims to awaken a feelings of nostalgia within the viewer, though often along with a sense humor, melancholy, and longing for times lost. Having recently had his fame expanded by an incredible series of meticulously painted, hyper realistic 4 eyed cats, Casey has moved on to explore the duality of technology and nature, using his trademark palette of unusual secondary colors that are especially designed to provoke a vibrational and energizing visual experience for the viewer .
Casey Weldon’s show will be posted later. We will notify the preview list when it goes live!
Femke Hiemstra “Warten am Waldrand” Show: Please click on a thumbnail to expand the image. The information for each piece is below the expanded image (you might need to scroll down to see it!)
Femke Hiemstra Framed and Detail Shots:
Casey Weldon ” Novel Relic “ Show: