Rock|DeMent collaborative installation:
(left to right) Conflict, Victim, Hero and Witness
photographic based mixed media works on clear film
May 2008 Exhibition
Artist Reception :: May 5th, 5:30-9pm
Recently created works and new installations from Nichole DeMent's "Shadow" series along with a new collaborative Rock|DeMent installation (above).
"The Shadow" series are photographs of silhouettes behind a veil which explore inner states of human nature through archetypal imagery. The underlying Jungian concept of the shadow is built upon through the presentation of a stark image on clear film, which when hung away from a wall, creates a three dimensional effect and symbiotic relationship between image and environment. Each figure examines diverse myth-based cultures and archetypes, including contemporary western ideology; the series as a whole reflects a collective global consciousness, past and present.
Conversation with a Lake
paintings and other works inspired by a Morris Graves' Foundation residency
The Jeffrey Moose Gallery exhibitted
Suite IV: Meditation on Simplicity (scrolls, sumi ink and dried pigments on rice paper)
in the Rainier Tower Mezzanine at 1301 Fifth Avenue, Seattle.
March 28th - June 30th
During the month of April, Stephen Rock presented select work inspired by a 2005 Morris Graves Foundation residency at The Lake in Northern California. Rock was given access to the property, studio and artist's library of the late Morris Graves. During the stay he explored themes dealing with a retreat from technology and how that effects our world view, our relationship with nature and the change of pace when disengaged from a modern lifestyle. The work presented is from 2 of 7
suites the artist developed: Suite II, The 6 stages of not being Morris Graves (watercolors on handmade paper) and Suite VI, Simple observations in nature (sumi ink on rice paper).
Stephen's work was at ArtsWest Gallery in West Seattle through June 21st, 2008.
For more information go to www.artswest.org
For more information or press pictures, please contact Stephen at 206.935.5788 or for
information regarding the Rainier Tower Mezzanine seen above
contact Jeffrey Moose Gallery at 206.467.6951