Chilean artist Victor Castillo's first solo show in the USA opens tomorrow evening at Seattle's Roq La Rue Gallery. Castillo's series, titled "When the Heavens Open," are dramatic paintings of children in dark situations where toys are weapons and the fun is frightening if not brutally violent. Seen at top, "When the Heavens Open" (acrylic on canvas, 40" x 40"). Sharing the gallery with Castillo is Seattle artist Brian Despain who introduces more mechanical protagonists from his "100 Robots" series. Above, detail of "They Talked of Tin" (oil on panel, 11" x 14"). All of the work from both artists is viewable online. Castillo/Despain preview, Roq La Rue exhibition page
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