April 03, 2014

Camille Rose Garcia "La Danse Macabre" and Peter Ferguson "Fire In The Map Room!" exhibition at Roq La Rue Gallery



Roq La Rue Gallery
presents


Camille Rose Garcia
" La Danse Macabre "
new paintings and works

and

Peter Ferguson
" Fire In The Map Room! "
new paintings

Roq La Rue is extremely pleased to present one of our blockbuster shows of the year, featuring one of the top artists in the Pop Surrealism/ New Contemporary art scene, as well as one of it’s fastest rising stars!


Please join on us April 3rd 6-9pm for a festive opening night reception. Both artists will be in attendance.



Camille Rose Garcia was born in 1970 in Los Angeles, California, The child of a Mexican activist filmmaker father and a muralist/painter mother, she apprenticed at age 14 working on murals with her mother while growing up in the generic suburbs of Orange County, visiting Disneyland and going to punk shows with the other disenchanted youth of that era. Garcia’s layered, broken narrative paintings of wasteland fairy tales are influenced by William Burroughs’ cut-up writings and surrealist film, as well as vintage Disney and Fleischer cartoons, acting as critical commentaries on the failures of capitalist utopias, blending nostalgic pop culture references with a satirical slant on modern society.


Canadian painter Peter Ferguson’s meticulously painted, darkly humorous narratives evoke early 20th century small town Americana (or Canadiana as the case may be). Combining the fantasy of the great ages of exploration with a distinctly paranormal bent, Ferguson’s work hovers along the lines of fantasy without ever fully teetering into full scale camp, and his work retains an air of both wonder and occasional melancholy.

Roq La Rue
532 1st Ave S (near King St S)
Seattle WA 98104
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