Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Up Next!

We are getting ready to launch our new website any day now- but in the meantime we wanted to let everyone know about our upcoming show!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Hi Fructose Gallery Spotlight on Roq La Rue

Hi Fructose magazine shone it's Gallery Spotlight on Roq La Rue, with an interview with Kirsten about the gallery, the art world, raising money for wildlife, and her own art collection. Check it out HERE.
(seen here with artist Joey Remmers at the Kingdom Animalia show)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sail Sneak Peek!

This October we will be welcoming artist Sail back to the gallery with a new series of his highly coveted, highly detailed ink drawings, this time taking inspiration from the shape shifting Yōkai of Japanese mythology. Here's a sneak peek look!
(Sail will be exhibiting alongside Laurie Lee Brom and Ransom and Mitchell! More info coming soon!)

September Opening Performance

Super excited to announce we will have a special performance by classically trained mezzo soprano, and operatic iconoclast Roxanna Walitzki during our September 5th (The Baxter Collection) opening! Roxanna will be singing us some darkly beautiful German art-songs. Can't wait!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Up Next! The Baxter Collection

For September- we are doing something a bit unconventional! A prominent collector couple in the Pop Surrealism/New Contemporary scene are selling a part of their collection to facilitate an overseas move. We were struck by the beauty and quality of the work chosen to be culled and decided rather than have the collector sell the works haphazardly on the secondary market (which has become flooded with over ambitiously priced works) we would instead present them publicly in the respectful setting they command, and also give the general public a chance to enjoy getting a look at these works as well. The opening reception is Thursday September 5th 6-9pm. The exhibition will be up for the duration of the month. Please contact us with any questions or to be placed on a preview list.

Friday, August 2, 2013

New Shirts In!

We just got a new shipment of Roq La Rue T's in. We have a re-issue of the popular "Magical Cat" T by Femke Hiemstra (Women's only at the moment) and a brand new design by Dave Place (Women's and Men's) Hit us up if you want one- $20 a pop! Apparently it's goat approved!!

Perfect for shouting at the devil.

just hanging around in a van outside the gallery. No big deal.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tran Nguyen Sneak Peek!

Here are a few sneak peek looks at Tran Nguyen's work for her show opening August 1st at Roq La Rue!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Casey Curran Update

Here is a great new article about artist Casey Curran. The new work is looking pretty darn amazing, Casey is really pushing his work as an artist and coming up with some spectacular pieces. You can see one of Casey's current pieces at Roq La Rue during the month of July as part of the "Otherworld" show.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

"Hey baby, it's the 4th of July..."

Roq La Rue will be CLOSED on July 4th. Happy Independence Day and don't blow any fingers off!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Up Next! Tran Nguyen and Jason Wheatley

The "Otherworld" exhibition will run through July 27th, so there's still some time to see out huge summer group show. Our next show opens on August 1st and features Tran Nguyen and Jason Wheatley (aka Ti Kunkit). We'll have more info about the show coming soon!

Tran Nguyen
Jason Wheatley

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Roq's Move Update

We are all settled in our beautiful new space in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square and we love it!
Lots of folks have come to visit us but we thought we start a handy little guide of other neat things to see in Pioneer Square. There are historic walking tours and underground city tours, and of course a plethora of art galleries. But we thought Roq fans might enjoy strolling around the neighborhood checking out some of our neighborhood friends!

 Piranha Shop (Creative space that hosts lowbrow and cool counterculture shows)
 The Belfry (Fantastic, elegant oddities shop)
 E Smith Mercantile (Handmade clothes, jewels, gourmet food products with a big dose of alt Americana)
Zeitgeist Coffee (Best coffee in Pioneer Square)
Bar Sajor (gorgeous, sexy place for drinks and appies)  
Bon Voyage Vintage (great old school vintage clothes shop)  
Diva Dolls (seriously retro pin up clothes and masses of sparkly jewels)

 We will be adding more soon!

Monday, June 3, 2013

"Otherworld" ~ Josh Keyes

Here's a look at Josh Keyes newest for the "Otherworld" show, something that while definitely very "Keyes" offers up a bit of a change as well.

Roq La Rue has a facebook page- be our friend to see more images and gallery gossip!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

"Otherworld" opens June 6th!

We are getting very excited for the big "Otherworld" group show opening soon at Roq La Rue!
Here is a sneak peek at a new Ryan Heshka piece for the show!

Femke Hiemstra in Los Angeles

Femke Hiemstra will be showing some new works in Los Angeles June 22nd at Merry Karnowsky Gallery.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Up Next! "Otherworld" Group Invitational

 Our new space and the Stacey Rozich show continues to be a popular destination, and you have until June 1st to see it! Stacey's show was recently review in New American Paintings and you can read it here</>.

Our next show opens on Thursday, June 6th and features and incredible roster of artists who were invited to participate using the theme of "Otherworld", whatever that term meant to them. We hope you'll join us for this fantastic show, and as always, contact us to be placed on a preview list.

Seen here: Martin Wittfooth "Nocturne 2" oil on canvas

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Stacey Rozich and New Gallery Opening

Thursday May 2nd we opened our brand new gallery space with a solo exhibition by Stacey Rozich. The opening was packed all night long and was a wonderful "warming" of the new space.

the space finally ready!

The crowd opening night

Stacey in front of her beautiful mural painting on the gallery wall

Monday, April 22, 2013

Up Next! ~ Stacey Rozich

We are really excited for our upcoming show with red hot Northwest artist Stacey Rozich. Her work is a bit different than our usual offering, but we are absolutely enchanted by her luminous and darkly moving works than contain a provocative energy. We think she's pretty important and she is really bringing it for her upcoming solo show at the gallery, with some incredible larger works and a series of smaller pieces. We hope you will join us for this truly exciting show in our brand spanking new gallery!

Stacey Rozich
"Within Without Me"
THURSDAY May 2nd 6-9pm
Everyone is welcome. Contact us for a preview as Stacey's work tends to sell quickly.

Stacey Rozich "Bad Dudes" detail

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Big Roq La Rue News!

Roq La Rue is moving!
We were informed we were losing our gallery space last Sunday, and by an amazing turn of events found a FANTASTIC new place Monday. This week has been lease wrangling but we signed the papers yesterday! We will be moving to Seattle's historic pioneer square neighborhood, home of Seattle largest art walk every first Thursday. Our new space is gorgeous and elegant with a main floor gallery and a loft "project room" space. We will post pics as we build it out for optimum gorgeousness. As bummed out as we are to lose our space and leave Belltown, we are ultra excited about this new beginning in this fabulous new space. We will be hosting new shows in the new space this summer! Stay tuned for more info...
It's official! We will be opening our brand spanking new space in Pioneer Square on May 2nd with our Stacey Rozich show (First Thursday). The Travis Louie show on Friday is our LAST BELLTOWN SHOW so come join us give the old Roq a fond farewell (we will have a guest performance by Vin Voleur as well!) 
Our new address as of May 2nd will be:
532  1st Ave S   Seattle WA 98104  ( Near King St and 1st. )
work in progress!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Travis Louie Sneak Peek!

Here is a detail look at one of Travis Louie's upcoming pieces entitled "The Duelist", which will debut at his upcoming show April 12th!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Up Next!

Up Next! Travis Louie solo exhibition " Monsters On Their Day Off ". Opens on Friday April 12th 6-9pm!
Thanks to everyone who came out for the Peter Ferguson/Seamus Conley opening! The show is up and runs through April 6th!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Up Next! Peter Ferguson and Seamus Conley

Up Next! We have an amazing show coming up, in the true sense of the word! Peter Ferguson and Seamus Conley. Keep your eyes peeled for sneak peeks over the next few days!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sail Book Available

When we exhibited a piece by NW artist Sail in our group show, "I'll Love You 'Til The End Of The World" it attracted a lot of interest! We are letting everyone know he know has a book available through Bambaland. You can order it here....

Up Next! Sam Wolfe Connelly and Casey Curran

We have a gorgeous show coming up on February 8th, featuring Sam Wolfe Connelly and Casey Curran. Check out this great interview with Sam about his upcoming show courtesy of Supersonic Electronic! Also, our friends at This Is So Contemporary posted an other article about Sam here....

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Casey Curran

We are thrilled to announce we are showing a variety of NW artists Casey Curran's wall mounted kinetic sculptures this February alongside the artwork of Sam Wolfe Connelly. Curran's work has a hyper-opulent, darkly organic feel and we could not be more thrilled to be welcoming him to Roq La Rue.

Environment #1 from casey curran on Vimeo.