There's an abundance of stupid crap out there that for some inexplicable reason gets labeled as "art." Thankfully, Roq La Rue exists for people gifted

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Best Art Gallery for People Who Hate Art

Roq La Rue Gallery

There's an abundance of stupid crap out there that for some inexplicable reason gets labeled as "art." Thankfully, Roq La Rue exists for people gifted with 20/20 vision and a healthy dose of cynicism. This Belltown gallery has given us a decade's worth of badass pop surrealism, courtesy of unpretentious owner/curator Kirsten Anderson. "People just want to see pictures of other people doing stuff," she says, laughing. "That's how it's been since cave art. Your average person is not into abstract and conceptual artwork." True that. Roq La Rue features artists with legit resumes we actually understand, e.g. Chris Reccardi (SpongeBob SquarePants, Powerpuff Girls) and Mark Ryden (Marcy's Playground album covers, Stephen King novel illustrations). Roq La Rue is closed this month for construction, but be sure to swing by come September. It's a breath of fresh air in a scene that's often too damn stuffy for its own good.—Erika Hobart 2312 Second Ave., 374-8977, www.roqlarue.com.

 
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