Preview: Camille Rose Garcia’s “La Danse Macabre” at Roq La Rue

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on April 1, 2014

Camille Rose Garcia’s (featured in a special sketchbook insert in Hi-Fructose Vol. 30) color choices are neon and acidic, giving her work an inexplicably nightmarish quality. Lime greens and hot pinks glow discordantly against black backgrounds, making one’s skin crawl like the grinding of teeth or a cold sweat in the night. Yet there is an element of harmony in her drawings and paintings. Delicate, ornamental flowers wrap around her compositions. She shows us a picture of the nighttime come alive with spirits and supernatural presences — a party where things that were impossible in one life time are attainable in the next.

Garcia has a solo show opening this Thursday, April 3, at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle titled “La Danse Macabre.” Named after Camille Saint-Saens’s 1874 musical piece, the title of the show alludes to the French superstition of the dead rising from their graves to dance with Death when he appears at midnight on Halloween. Like the song, Garcia’s show is sassy and comical despite the spooky undertones.

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Netflix original series Hemlock Grove will return to the streaming site with a second season Friday, July 11.

Season 2 continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother (Famke Janssen) is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley (Madeline Martin). Peter moves in with Destiny (Tiio Horn) and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away. Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates (Madeline Brewer), embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman (Dougray Scott), still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves.

“I cannot wait for fans to see what’s in store for season 2 – it is going to blow away all expectations,” said Roth in a statement announcing the premiere. “Netflix has been an incredible partner, and whenever we wanted to take the story in a dangerous direction, they encouraged us to go even further – into a scarier, darker and sexier place. We guarantee you won’t see anything like this anywhere else on television.”

Read Breakaway Daily’s review of the first season.


This is probably going to be awful but I’ll probably watch it anyway.

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