Gothy art lovers note and mark your calendars for First Thursday in March to check out the opening of the new show at Roq La Rue Gallery in the heart of Pioneer Square. Internationally renowned Pop Surrealist painter CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA returns to the Roq with a new solo show, Animus Chrysalis Mortis, “a new series of gothic-psychedelic nature paintings exploring the ephemeral dance of creation and decay.”
“For this body of work I was inspired by the surrealist and deeply symbolic films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jungian archetypes, and Greek mythology. I created a personal language of symbols, then made a card set and selected at random a different set for each new painting. This method taps into the elements of subconscious influence and chance, as well as mirrors the cut-up method of writing created by one of my favorite authors William Burroughs.
From these subconscious suggestions I created a lush and layered symbolic world that explores the realm of childhood, memory and longing. Ghosts and gardens, snakes and skulls frame fever-dream scenes of wounded goddesses slayed open, fecund gardens growing from their wounds. Vibrant strange gardens populated with insects and dream imagery portray a psychedelic dance between life and death.” – Camille Rose Garcia
Roq La Rue Gallery is at 532 1st Ave S (near King St S) and this show opens on March 3, 2016 with an opening reception from 6 pm to 9 pm.