First Amendment Gallery
Some Sort of Disrepair
Opening Reception – July 6th 7-10pm
Showing Through – July 26th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – First Amendment Gallery is pleased to announce, “Some Sort of Disrepair,” a new solo exhibition by illustrator and artist, Stacey Rozich.
In her inaugural solo show at First Amendment Gallery, Rozich expands her mythologies of the past decade; the collection of works mine the soul-searching and emotional depths we confront in our quietest moments, whether it be a moment of solitude or the darkest hour of nighttime. The figures that lurk in the shadows of our consciousness appear shrouded in billowing, intricately patterned garments to reflect our desire to reshape our personal experiences. Highly ornate structures and lush botanicals act as the backdrop for these scenarios to reveal themselves as an altered reality imbued with a dreamlike quality. The masked characters, a hallmark of Rozich’s work for the past decade, has expanded to explore these intimate circumstances in her signature storybook narrative. Juxtaposing her delicate, yet precise use of watercolor with dense layers of gouache, Rozich constructs vignettes that combine elements of folklore, medieval religious iconography and American pop culture– all mingling together like guests in a cocktail party fever dream.
Stacey Rozich is an artist, illustrator and muralist. She crafts folk-art inspired scenarios in watercolor that play with boundary between the mortal world and the realm of dreamtime. Her storybook world is brought to life through lush patterning, symbolism, and nostalgia. She was born in Seattle and now resides in California.
First Amendment Gallery invites you to join us for the opening reception of “Some Sort of Disrepair” on Saturday July 6th from 7-10pm at 1000 Howard St. San Francisco. For further inquiries on the artist or available works, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.