Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ryan Heshka Sneek Peek

Ryan Heshka will be showing alongside Femke Hiemstra on Nov 11th with his signature retro futuristic paintings featuring saucy dames, mad scientists, and horrifying mutant monsters! Here's a look at one of his upcoming pieces....

Femke Hiemstra Sneak Peek!

On November 11th we are opening a new show with Femke Hiemstra entitled "The Timid Cabbage". This show features a series of brand new drawings illustrating a poem by artist Charles Krafft. Here is a look at one of the drawings!


Special Event! Alice Bag at the Roq...

Alice Bag Reading and Acoustic Performance at Roq La Rue Gallery
Friday November 4th 2011 at 7pm

Roq La Rue is extremely pleased to host a reading and acoustic performance with the legendary Alice Bag. Alice has written about growing up in the LA Punk scene, and will be doing a reading from her book "Violence Girl" as well as a book signing at the gallery on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH at 7:00PM. In addition, she will duet on a few songs with special guest El Vez!! We hope you will join us for this very special event!! (Books will also be available at the gallery)

"Alice Bag was the lead singer of the Bags, the first female fronted punk band to play the Masque during the West Coast punk revolution of 1977. Violence Girl, From East LA Rage to Hollywood Stage is the story of her upbringing in East LA, her eventual migration to Hollywood and the euphoria and aftermath of the first punk wave. Violence Girl reveals how domestic abuse fueled her desire for female empowerment and sheds a new perspective on the origin of hardcore, a style most often associated with white suburban males.
The proximity of the East L.A. barrio to Hollywood is as close as a short drive on the 101 freeway, but the cultural divide is enormous. Born to Mexican-born and American-naturalized parents, Alicia Armendariz migrated a few miles west to participate in the free-range birth of the 1970s punk movement. Alicia adopted the punk name Alice Bag, and became lead singer for The Bags, early punk visionaries who starred in Penelope Spheeris’ documentary The Decline of Western Civilization.
Here is a life of many crossed boundaries, from East L.A.’s musica ranchera to Hollywood’s punk rock; from a violent male-dominated family to female-dominated transgressive rock bands. Alice’s feminist sympathies can be understood by the name of her satiric all-girl early Goth band Castration Squad. Violence Girl takes us from a violent upbringing to an aggressive punk sensibility; this time a difficult coming-of-age memoir culminates with a satisfying conclusion, complete with a happy marriage and children. Many personal photographs energize the text in remarkable ways."

Here is a trailer for the book:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Derek Nobbs Prints In Stock

Derek Nobbs
"Sea Chantey Club"
signed and numbered giclee
11" x 11"
edition of 50

We have just got in Derek Nobbs new print "Sea Chantey Club". It looks super! Available at the gallery- or drop us an email if you'd like to order one!

Up Next! Femke Hiemstra and Ryan Heshka!

Our next show opens on November 11th and features Femke Hiemstra and Ryan Heshka. Femke designed this beautiful ad for us! Stay tuned for sneak peeks from the show...

Immer and Kehoe Opening

Big thanks to Robbie Lowery for photographing the opening and writing about it for Hi Fructose- you can read about it here.