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Stephen Rock: Exaggeration of Data

pigmented inkjet images

Artist’s reception Thursday 12/15/11, 6-8pm
CoCA Ballard, Shilshole Bay Beach Club
6413 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
On view December 15, 2011 – January 15, 2012

Stephen Rock exposes the volume of data streaming past us and investigates the transient nature of the medium by compiling visual remnants of our virtual experience. 

Excessive amounts of information are now easily accessed through a vast array of personal technological devices. Individual statistics and patterns are gathered and disseminated with reckless abandon and access to Museum and University archives is countered by the drone of the blogosphere. Revolutions, celebrations, disasters... the fabric of society flows by without cessation giving fleeting "importance" to any given moment. 

Stephen Rock lives in Seattle with his creative/life partner Nichole DeMent. Together they own Rock|DeMent visual art space in Pioneer Square where they have exhibited contemporary artwork since 2006. His 2 and 3D work is collected widely and he has received numerous awards including a 2006 Poncho Merit Award and a 2005 residency at the Morris Graves Foundation. His large installation works with the Rock Brothers have been exhibited with CoCA at Carkeek Park and with MadArt Seattle and his work is represented at the Seattle Art Museum Gallery. 


Earlier Event: November 10
Kirsten Francis: Reductive Woodblock Prints
Later Event: December 21
The Art of the Marathon Artists