May 11, 2012

Derek Nobbs "Dead Man's Tales" exhibition at Roq La Rue Gallery

Derek Nobbs
Dead Man's Tales

Opens Friday May 11th 6-9pm
Show runs through June 2nd

Roq la Rue is pleased to present a solo show by Northwest artist Derek Nobbs, inspired by all things dark and dusty. Derek is a true Northwest Calaverist with a quickly growing fan base, for his use of skeleton iconography as subjects in his vintage vignettes. These skeleton characters pose amongst the romantically macabre maritime backdrops or dark, western tinged Americana settings he uses for his lyrical paintings. Each of his theatrical pieces, done in watercolor and gouache are showcased on specially "aged" papers using Derek's "secret recipe" (which may or may contain coal dust, ambergris, tabacco found in a civil war soldier's jacket pocket, wolves blood, and the last dregs of whiskey found in the his great grandfather's old derelict cellar.)

Similar to Mexico's Posada in the use of skulls and skeletons as characters, Nobbs work is less political and more environmentally themed, but also containing a playful whimsy in contrast to his grim subject matter.

Please join us for a festive opening party on May 11th from 6-9pm.

All are welcome.

Roq La Rue Gallery
2312 2nd Avenue
Seattle WA 98121
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