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The Roosevelt Hotel
Sam Hamrick
An exhibit of block prints
June 16th - September 30th, 2008, Reception Thur, Sept 11th, 5;30-7:30.


The Roosevelt Hotel, 1531 7th Ave, Seattle, is proud to announce an exhibition of relief prints and collage work by Seattle printmaker Sam Hamrick to run from June 18th through September 30th. A reception for the artist will be held on Thur Sept 11th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Mr. Hamrick has long worked in the medium of Relief Printing, a reductive printmaking method requiring the artist to remove information from the surface of a linoleum block, piece of wood or other hard material, which is then inked to make an impression on paper. By removing information progressively and printing each layer, a clever artist can create a full color image using a single surface. ("Skeleton with Cigatrette").

A grinning skeleton is the memorable motif in Mr. Hamrick's work. As Mr. Hamrick is a bluegrass musician, the skeleton is often depicted with an instrument, a guitar, a fiddle, an accordian. Other works are commentaries on art history (also "Skeleton with Cigatrette", a play on a Van Gogh) or fantastical creatures or illustrated letters of the alphabet and even geometric abstractions

Mr. Hamrick's unusual background certainly helped to foster his wide imagination. His father (of the same name) was a successful spy novelist and as a young diplomat, raised young Sam in the Middle East, Africa and Canada.. Mr. Hamrick's prints have been published in newspapers including The Stranger, The Weekly and the London Times.

Please refer questions to Jeffrey Moose, 206.467.6951 or jmoose@jeffreymoosegallery.com.


Sam Hamrick
"Skeleton with a Cigatrette"
color reduction linocut, ed. 60
8 "x61/2"





Sam Hamrick
"Accordianist"
linocut
4"x3"br>


Sam Hamrick
"Guitar Bones"
linocut
9"x12



Sam Hamrick
"Skater"
11 3/4"x8 3/4"
linocut










 
        Stephen Rock
Conversation with a Lake
Paintings and other works from a 2005 residency at the Morris Graves Foundation
During the month of April, 2008


During the month of April, 2008, artist Stephen Rock will be showing select work inspired by a 2005 Morris Graves Foundation residency at The Lake in Northern California. The work will be displayed at Rock | DeMent visual art space Tashiro Kaplan Building Studio 104, 306 South Washington in Seattle.

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).

In conjunction with this exhibit, the Jeffrey Moose Gallery willl be exhibiting Suite IV: Meditation study scrolls, sumi ink and dried pigments on rice paper in the Rainier Tower Mezzanine through June 30th at 1301 Fifth Avenue, Seattle.

Please refer questions to Jeffrey Moose, 206.467.6951 or jmoose@jeffreymoosegallery.com.


Stephen Rock

list of works:
"Tranquility"
sumi ink on paper
66"x33"
2005-2008

"Within the Rolling Fog (Veil of Tranquility)"
sumi ink & dried pigment on paper
66"x33"
2005-2008

"The Rising Sun (Eternal Source)"
sumi ink & dried pigment on paper
66"x33"
2005-2008

"Rains Across The Lake (Drifting Thoughts)"
sumi ink & dried pigment on paper
66"x33"
2005-2008

"The Lake"
sumi ink on paper
66"x33"
2005-2008.


 

 
       

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