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This is a free event.
Roq La Rue is opening two new shows on Thursday, June 5th; Redd Walitzki (AR '07) “When We Break” and Andy Kehoe “Inner Mystic”.
Walitzki will be showing a brand new series of her mixed media paintings on decorative laser cut panels. This series celebrates the beautiful moment of ecstasy on the cusp of entropy. Drawing inspiration from some of the themes of the indie band Neutral Milk Hotel’s lyrics, her figures are decadently breaking apart, or merging with the lush environments around them, creating a euphoric vision we can’t quite hold onto. Her dreamlike muses are at one with their surroundings and they bring to life a compelling world of fleeting beauty, made more poignant by the aura of loss that emanates from these painted sirens. They invite us to an illusory world we may never fully enter and remind us that the complexity of our natural world is slowly disappearing.
Kehoe will be showing new works, both paintings as well as 3d pieces that are composed of both painted and sculpted elements embedded in resin, creating a piece with a flat surface, but imbued with depth and dimension… Of the new series, Kehoe says:
“I love creating a world steeped in mystery and mysticism, and it’s really up the the viewer to give any power or resonance. If there’s any magic to be found in my work, it stems from with in the individual viewer and their own desire to lose themselves in imagination, if only for a moment. One of the most gratifying aspects to my work is that people tend to relate their own stories and personal experiences to my imagery. In the most successful cases, I’m sharing a connection with someone through my work, and they’re creating their own personal mysticism and mythology in relation to mine. Another aspect I wanted to portray, was that the creatures are often molded from the inert mysticism of their environment. In some of the pieces, I made the characters as silhouettes, with their bodies being composed of the world around them.”