Travis Louie and Femke Hiemstra, new art show in Seattle



Spooky pop surrealists Femke Hiemstra and Travis Louie have a joint show of new work opening Friday at Seattle's Roq La Rue Gallery. Based in Amsterdam, Hiemstra paints windows onto strange fairlyands inhabited by opium-smoking cats, gingerbread men, and evil insects. Above left, Hiemstra's "Fortune Cookie Hunter." Louie's portraits capture the delightful personality of mutants like "Martin Gibbon," above right. According to Louie, "Martin was the first Gibbon to be named head master at Belhaven Hill in Dunbar." Link to Hiemstra preview, Link to Louie preview