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Archive for May, 2009

Joao Ruas at ThinkSpace L.A.

by Suzanne on May 11th, 2009


Elephant Man by Joao Ruas, 2009, watercolour, graphite, collage & gouache

Joao Ruas (previously featured here) is the miraculously talented love child of James Jean from whom he inherited that breathtakingly epic and mythical artistic grandeur and Esao Andrews who seems to have infused him with a curious penchant for cold reddened noses and meandering liplines. And as you can tell, it’s a great mix!

Joao‘s new show Inner Myth Pt. 1 opened at L.A.’s ThinkSpace the other day and will be on show through June 5.


Tengu by Joao Ruas, 2009, watercolour & gouache

On show: May 8 – June 5, 2009

Address: Thinkspace Art Gallery, 4210 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA, tel: (323) 913-3375 | Map

Gallery hours: Thur – Sun: 1 – 6 PM

Sneak peek | Preview works | Flyer

Interview with the artist

Artist’s website

“Lush Life” Group Show at Roq La Rue, Seattle

by Suzanne on May 10th, 2009


My Darlingtonia by Madeline Von Foerster, oil on panel

As you might have noticed, we’re running a bit behind with show announcements here at Wurzeltod® HQ, but better late than never, right?

The eagerly awaited Lush Life group show opened at Kirsten Anderson‘s Roq La Rue in Seattle yesterday and will remain on show until June 2.

Featured artists include Madeline von Foerster (picture above), John Brophy (picture below), Laurie Hogin, Chris Conn Askew, Mia Araujo, Melissa Forman, Travis Louie, Kukula, Tin, Dan Quintana, Femke Hiemstra, et al.

This is an absolute must-see. Kristen’s taste is exquisite and the exhibited artworks won’t fail to inspire you!


Animism Regions by John Brophy, oil on panel

On show: May 8 – June 2, 2009

Address: Roq La Rue, 2312 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121, USA, tel: (206) 374-8977 | Map

Featuring: Joe Sorren, Chris Berens, Chris Conn Askew, Mia Araujo, Melissa Forman, Travis Louie, Madeline Von Foerster, Martin Wittfooth, Kukula, Ryan Heshka, John Brophy, Tin, Brian Despain, Glenn Barr, Dan Quintana, Femke Hiemstra, Laurie Hogin, Lisa Petrucci and Andrew Arconti

Gallery hours: Wed-Sat: 1 – 6 PM

Preview show

Liz McGrath at Sloan Fine Art, NYC: Last Chance!

by Suzanne on May 9th, 2009


Two Headed Cat by Elizabeth McGrath, 2009, mixed media

Final chance for NY peeps to go and see Wurzeltod® regular Liz McGrath‘s (previously featured here, here, here and here) beautifully detailed Shadowless Summer show at Sloan Fine Art, 128 Rivington Street.

So if you haven’t made any weekend plans yet, you know where to go now!

Trust me, you don’t want to miss this show…


Two Headed Cat (detail) by Elizabeth McGrath, 2009, mixed media

Closing: Tonight, May 9, 2009

Address: Sloan Fine Art, 128 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002, USA, tel: 212.477.1140

Opening hours: Wed – Sun: 12 – 6 PM

Preview showPress releaseInstallation views | Flyer

Hi-Fructose interview

Artist’s website