Roq La Rue
new kinetic works
“In the Darkness Of Mere Being”
Opens Thursday July 3rd – runs through August 2nd
Opening July 3rd, we will be opening two new shows with Casey Curran and Chie Yoshii.
Casey Curran is best known for his ornate, moveable objects which could be referred to as kinetic sculpture; but draws from language as part of the dialogue of his work. For this exhibit we will be exhibiting a series of wall mounted works, hyper-baroque pieces that drip with golden flora and fauna. With a gentle turn of a manual crank, mounted on the side of each piece, they spring to life. The effect is mesmerizing, blending industrial rococo fantasy with the nostalgic charm of 18th century automatons.
Chie Yoshii will be exhibiting a new series of her sophisticated paintings that blend a dark romanticism with symbolist sensibilities. She is fascinated by the interplay of archetypal, mythical images and the human psyche, and she explores this interaction in her luminous paintings. Greatly inspired by Carl Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious, this show’s title is taken from his quote: “Human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”
Please join us on July 3rd from 6-9pm for a lively opening with music and libations!
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