Roq La Rue
“Your Magic Is Real”
new paintings and drawings
June 2nd – July 2nd 2016
opening night June 2nd 6-9pm
Roq La Rue is pleased to present new drawings and paintings by emerging artist Meghan Howland. Following our tradition of scouting out and exhibiting work by young artists who show a deft talent and keen hand, we offer up a solo by Howland that is evocatively dreamy with a darkly sensuous undercurrent.
Please join us for an opening night party with the artist June 2nd 6-9pm!
“This new body of work explores themes in connection and transfiguration between two seemingly separated worlds. Figures and flora bloom with light like bursts of energy misted over, melding and collapsing and, like magic, reach toward a point of symbiosis. The fractioning of narrative challenges known reality either by by fragmentation or repetition, giving way to a ceaseless overlap, like knitting or weaving, metaphorically pointing to our increasing disassociation with our own natural environment. In moments staring into vast darkness, the nocturnal, the absolute, or the void, whose whites serve like some great machine, to make the darkness known to us, not as a shallow space, but that of great depth and beauty. This internal physiological space fractures, and by the rules that govern the universe, point to a necessary study in oneness with our more earthly outer world. This thought takes on the form of an image, and in this dream space, stillness brings a place for contemplation of both self and other.” – Meghan Howland