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Death and the Maiden at the Roq La Rue Gallery

Various interpretations of the theme Death and the Maiden can be found throughout history. Usually paintings depict a sensual connection between a skeleton and a young maiden. The Roq La Rue Gallery is adding a chapter to this dialogue which has been a focus in art from the time of the ancient Greeks, the Renaissance and even the Fluxus art movement. This dance of death takes on a new contemporary twist as the amazing artists in this exhibition interpret the intimacy of death. Read more after the jump!


Femke Hiemstra “La Mort En Cadence”
 

Various interpretations of the theme Death and the Maiden can be found throughout history. Usually paintings depict a sensual connection between a skeleton and a young maiden. The Roq La Rue Gallery is adding a chapter to this dialogue which has been a focus in art from the time of the ancient Greeks, the Renaissance and even the Fluxus art movement. This dance of death takes on a new contemporary twist as the amazing artists in this exhibition interpret the intimacy of death.

 

The exhibition Death and the Maiden opens this Friday June 8th at the Roq La Rue Gallery. Featured artists are Kazuki Takamatsu, Femke Hiemstra, Travis Louie, Glenn Barr, Esao Andrews, Andrew Hem, Sylvia Ji, Peter Gronquist, Marco Mazzoni, Ciou, Lisa Petrucci. Laurie Lee Brom, Amanda Manitach, Jessica McCourt, Madeline Von Foerster and Jessica Joslin. To learn more about the show click here. – Written by Jane Kenoyer

 

Esao Andrews “Joyride to Nettles Summit”
 

 

Marco Mazzoni “Chemical Peacock”
 

 

Madelien Von Foerster “The Promise 2”
 

 
Glenn Barr “Maiden Detroit”
 

 

Jessica Joslin” Lazarus”
 

 

Laurie Lee-Brom “Night Queen”
 

 

Jessica McCourt “Samsara”
 

 

Ciou “Dancing with my Death”
 

 

Andrew Hem “rejuv”
 

 

Amanda Manitach “Lady on a Horse”
 

 

Sylvia Ji “Black Virgin”
 

 

Andrew Hem and Sharktoof “sukhumvit”
 

 

Peter Gronquist “Stella”
 

 

Kazuki Takamatsu “Solitary”
 

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