For the month of January, Northern hosted “Roll,” an exhibit of prints, drawings and paintings on paper featuring the work of Bryan Baker, Sarah Shebaro and Stacey Rozich. Curated by Olympia ex-pat Brian Formo, the show was a collection of rock and roll inspired ephemera, as all of the artists participate in music related culture – either by making, mixing or designing. Check out some shots I took of the installation below.
Brian Formo helping with the installation of Bryan Baker’s work.
Brooklyn, New York
Bryan Baker currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where he runs his own press and teaches workshops and courses at a variety of prestigious institutions. After graduate school, Bryan worked as a full-time designer and printer at Yee-Haw Industries in Knoxville, Tennessee. Recently, he’s been exploring the intersection of printed fabric patterns and the unlimited pattern permutations of six sided dice. Using a Vandercook and a specially crafted registration jig, Baker prints the faces of dice in a variety of aesthetically pleasing arrangements.
This print is now mine!
Brooklyn, New York
Sarah Shebaro is an artist/designer/teacher/DJ currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up on a farm in northwest Iowa influences her work still today. She received her BFA with a concentration in painting at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. After a two-year, non-degree assistantship at Bucknell University she headed south for her MFA in printmaking from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Currently, Shebaro is the printshop technician at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Using the shop and her printmaking knowledge as a base she is currently working on a new group of drawings and printstallations.
This was my favorite work from Shebaro – old LP covers painstakingly erased away in areas. Brilliant!
Stacey Rozich is a native to the Pacific Northwest who currently resides in Seattle, Washington. She attended California College of the Arts in San Francisco where she studied illustration, and now attends Seattle Central for graphic design. Combining what she learned in school and her years of drawing from her over-active imagination, Stacey has created a storybook narrative of beasts and patterns all playing into a world of cultural folktales. Her work has been featured on design sites ffffound and Booooooom in the last year.
This was my favorite piece in the show!