Canadian painter Peter Ferguson has been working had a career as a professional illustrator since graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto in 1992. He has been very successful over the years and has had many clients such as Marvel Comics, The Wall Street Journal, and has illustrated the covers of the Sisters Grimm collection. His personal work is an imaginative mixture of the fantastical and bizarre. The fusion of technical skills and imaginative depictions of characters within the work seems to indicate that strong cultivations of narratives are the premise behind his extraordinary oil paintings. He will be exhibiting several paintings at the Roq La Rue Gallery next month. See more after the jump!
It’s the 51st Volume of Hi-Fructose! The spring issue features: The strange geometric paintings of Yu Maeda, the ornate head dresses of Magnhild Kennedy, collages by John Vochatzer, the powerful paintings of Sergé Gay Jr, the gravity defying art of Cintal Vidal, the elastic illustrations of Angela Ho, the dangerously dark world of Peter Ferguson, the glass sculptures of Amber Cowan, the autobiographical paintings of Stuart Pearson Wright, a review on the documentary and upcoming books of sculptor Stanislaw Szukalski, Plus a 16-page special insert section the paintings of cover artist Brandi Milne and more. HF Vol.51 arrives in April.
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Inspired by the John Foxx instrumental “A Beautiful Ghost,” the gallery Roq La Rue asked several artists “to do their take on the title theme.” The result is a group show currently running at the gallery through March 3, with work from Brian Despain, Rick Araluce, Nannette Cherry, Kai Carpenter, Travis Louie, Jeff Jacobson, Kate MacDowell, Peter Ferguson, and Bella Ormseth.
To the artists in Roq La Rue‘s upcoming exhibition “Lush Life: Reverie”, the lushness of late summer means bright pops of color, surreal fertile gardens, sensual heroines, and luxurious depictions of nature. Opening July 30th, the Seattle gallery is bringing back their “Lush Life” exhibition series with a newfound sense of fantasy. The exhibit features artists that have always explored natural themes to varying degree; Adrian Cox, Amanda Manitach, Ashley Eliza Williams, Casey Curran, Casey Weldon (HF Vol. 32), Christian Rex Van Minnen (HF Vol. 25), Eric Wert (HF Vol, 32), Erin Kendig, Esao Andrews (HF Vol. 8), Helen Bayly, Jeff Soto (HF Vol. 18), Jonathan Viner (HF Vol. 34), Kazuki Takamatsu (HF Vol. 33 cover artist), Lauren Marx, Laurie Lee Brom, Lowell Poisson, Marco Mazzoni (HF Vol. 20 cover artit), Peter Ferguson, Ryan Heshka, Sam Wolfe Connelly (HF Vol. 32), Scott Hove (HF Collected 3), and Tyna Ontko.
Opening tomorrow, Roq la Rue’s new group exhibition “Plus One” gives their artists the opportunity to pair up with their latest inspirations. There are twelve artists in the exhibition, six selected artists and their +1’s: HF Vol. 27’s Stacey Rozich (+ Matt Craven), John Brophy (+ Deanna Adona), Peter Ferguson (+ Olivier Bonnard), HF Vol. 32 cover artist Travis Louie (+ Dorian Vallejo), Redd Walitzki (+ Meghan Howland), and Amanda Manitach (+ Adam Mars). Take a look at our preview after the jump.
The transition from one year into the next inspires us to shed our old attitudes, outlooks, and approaches and start anew. It’s no coincidence that many Pagan rituals around the time of Winter Solstice center around the theme of rebirth and regeneration. Seattle’s Roq La Rue Gallery taps into this theme for their occult-inspired winter group show “Incantation,” featuring artists such as Casey Weldon (covered in HF Vol. 32), Peter Ferguson, Redd Walitzki, Erica Levine, Barnaby Whitfield, Chie Yoshii and others. The exhibition is on view through January 31. Take a look at some of the works below.