Roq La Rue Gallery
” Vesica Piscis “
new collage works
” Canna Intrat “
new works on paper
Opens Thursday Oct 2nd 6-9pm
show runs through Nov 1st
Please join us 10/2 6-9pm for a festive opening night party! Both artists in attendance
Roq La Rue is pleased to welcome two artists back to the gallery.
Amsterdam-based artist Handiedan’s astonishing collage work brings together an amalgam of iconic forms inspired by cosmology, Eastern philosophy, the Golden Mean, and sacred geometry. She begins with highly stylized female pin-up figures as an aesthetic base for her layers of meticulously hand-cut bas relief, creating a multi-planed 3d effect that is exquisite in precision and detail. Her newer work is bolder in scope, presented in a monochrome color palette, yet more intricate and laborious collage work than previous work (hard to imagine!), and exploring concepts that are more esoteric and psychological in nature. This show will feature only 4 new works, but are the most sophisticated and ambitious works of Handiedan’s career so far, and include the largest scale piece she has ever done.
Northwest artist Sail (pronounced “Sigh-eel”) is known for his darkly atmospheric ink drawings, which often showcase an enigmatic figure surrounded by a sea of black. In this new series of work, he presents a striking chiaroscuro: a figure lit with bright light, flanked by velvety dark shadows. While he alludes to various characters in Greco-Roman mythology, Sail’s figures more philosophically represent the promise of rebirth after death or catastrophe, and the transformative power of spirit and strength over circumstance. At the heart of each story is an everlasting question: who are we?
Please click on each image to enlarge- all information about each piece is below the large image (you might have to scroll down to be able to see it…)
Handiedan “Vesica Piscis”:
Handiedan framed images:
Sail “Canna Intrat” (all works framed in black wood frames under glass) :