“One Page” A Comic Show

Coinciding with Emerald City Comic Con, Roq la Rue presents One Page, A Comic Show. One Page is a group show featuring contemporary and comic book artists, showing in the gallery at the same time. Each artist will be producing a one page comic with a short story, similar to what you would see in the Sunday comics.

Curator Robbie Lowery says: “I originally got the idea from Ryan Heshka who had shown at Roq la Rue a couple years ago and included a couple pieces that were short, stand alone comics. Such a great idea. Now if you’ve ever been to a comic con, you’ve probably seen some artists selling original comic pages from books they have illustrated. While the pages are usually awesome, a lot of times there isn’t any context to the page when removed from the other pages, especially if there is dialog. I wanted to give comic artists the chance to display a full comic in one page, rather than two dozen. The comics have to include original characters. Sorry, no Batman!”

Contributing artists include; Ashley Wood, Sail, Ryan Heshka, Rufus Dayglo, Nico Delort, Andrew MacLean, Matthew Dunn, Veronica Fish, Audrey Kawasaki, Syd Bee, Travis Lampe, Jim Mahfood, Julian Callos, Rosemary Valero-O’Connel, Hope Larson, Julia Gfrörer, Leonard Brizuela, Dan McCarthy, Farel Dalrymple, Allison Sommers, Ben Rankel, Brendan Larson, Syd Bee, and Casey Weldon.

Note: We are waiting on an image from Casey Weldon…we will send it to the list when we have an image.

Sam Wolfe Connelly / Liz Brizzi / Darla Teagarden 03/15

Opening reception, Thursday March 5, 6-9pm
Show runs through Saturday, March 28th

 Note about images: click on thumbnail to expand each image. All info is below the larger image (you might have to scroll down a bit to see it). You can further enlarge and image by clicking on the link on the lower right hand corner of the large image. Please contact us to have larger images sent to you if you prefer.

OPENING IN OUR MAIN GALLERY:

Sam Wolfe Connelly “And Here I Lay”

New York painter Sam Wolfe Connelly returns to Roq La Rue with a collection of poetically dark autobiographical paintings. Connelly’s characteristic style channels a gothic Americana reminiscent of David Lynch or Charles Burns, creating a mysterious voyeuristic mood through his mastery of light and shade. His vignettes, while powerfully dramatic, convey a slowly unfolding narrative that neither describes a beginning or end – we have entered in the middle of the story. Scenes illuminated with a sinister orange and yellow glow, as if by the light of a fire, allude to an unknown cliffhanger, evoking the haunting feeling of dark doings and beauty in the midst of abject horror.

All works are framed

 

Liz Brizzi “Anagrams”

Roq La Rue is excited to introduce LA artist Liz Brizzi. Her lush industrial cityscapes are constructed from a blend of media using her own digitally manipulated photography, collage, and painting on wood panel. The final work evokes a stark dreamlike and dystopian portrait of a city alternate to the one we know. Their superimposed overlays create a foreign new place that feels strangely familiar, calling attention to ordinarily overlooked architecture and structural figures. As an anagram cannibalizes letters from one word to create another, so do Brizzi’s imaginary cities create new metropolises.

All works are ready to hang.

 

OPENING IN OUR UPSTAIRS GALLERY:

Darla Teagarden “Altars”

This March, Austin artist Darla Teagarden makes her Seattle debut in our upstairs gallery! Presenting her solo show, ‘Altars’, this series of photographic self portraiture draws inspiration from her life and the lives of loved ones who have endured clinical depression, addiction, and hardship. Her work is photographed in black and white, featuring Darla herself as the character – often with the face hidden in some way, to communicated a common experience through the story. The scenes are built by physically constructing her own mixed media sets and structures, which serve as a way to tell the Gothic and sometimes whimsical stories surrounding her protagonists, their sense of place, protection, and ritual.

All works are framed in black frames under glass

 

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Closed: Sunday - Tuesday
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