Our newest addition to the collection…

Femke Hiemstra
Graphite on paper (framed)
The piece comes from Femke’s debut Los Angeles solo show with Copro Gallery, ‘The Herring’s Hairdo’, that took place this past month.

Watch for Femke’s return to the U.S. this December at Roq La Rue alongside Junko Mizuno. Can’t wait – hoping to pick up one of her books from that show!

Anthony Pontius at Roq La Rue this Fri…

Anthony Pontius “Hotter Than Hell”
18×24″ – oil & graphite on panel

Anthony Pontius
‘The Casual Calamity’

Anthony Pontius’ debut solo show for Seattle’s Roq La Rue Gallery opens this Friday and he has delivered a beautiful new body of work for the show. We wanted to share some of the new works with you all, as we love Anthony’s work, and can’t stress enough how much his work needs to be viewed in person to be really appreciated. He has so many rich textures in his work and layer upon layer are built up to create his epic vision of a world gone wrong.
Read on below for more about Anthony’s work and be sure to keep an eye out for his Los Angeles solo with us next spring.
“Hotter Than Hell” (detail shot)

“The Crippled Crown” – 16×20″ – oil & graphite on panel

“The Fog Has Lifted” – 12×16″ – oil & graphite on panel

“The Golden Fawn Pt. III” – 20×16″ – oil & graphite on panel

“Stuffed and Staked” – 12×16″ – oil & graphite on panel

Gorgeously apocalyptic and subtly infused with a dark whimsy, Anthony Pontius uses a variety of media (mostly oils and pencil on wood panel) to create his haunted and stark landscapes that have a strange resonance to the unearthly works of Bosch, inhabited by strange creatures and degraded machinery. With narratives looking like the end of a bleak fairy tale that did NOT end happily ever after, the canvas is then splashed with streaks and blotches, and re-worked with pencil creating intricate scarred vignettes of ghostly words and images. Each painting is suffused with a smoggy, smothered glow that creates an evocative and enigmatic aura. Anthony will be showing 9 brand new paintings on wood panel, and 9 small graphite studies.

Opens this Friday, April 10th and on view through May 2nd

Check out the full exhibition here: http://roqlaruepontius.blogspot.com/

Roq La Rue Gallery
2312 2nd Ave in Seattle, WA

Stella Im Hultberg launches new blog + sneak peeks at Roq La Rue show…

Stella Im Hultberg is busy getting ready for her upcoming show with Andrew Hem that will take place next month up in Seattle at Roq La Rue

She just posted some great ‘sneak peek’ shots from the upcoming show on her new blog…

The show runs Feb. 9th through March 7th – definitely worth a trip up to Seattle!

View Stella’s new blog at: http://stellaimhultberg.blogspot.com/
UP NEXT: her return solo show with us in July!