Frank-Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space

Exhibition Dates: Nov 4 - Dec 5, 2015

Image: Re-(Pepsi-Cola), 2015. Charcoal, Dimensions vary.

This November Root Division presents Emmanuel Sevilla in the Frank-Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space. Through a craft based practice that pulls from his experience as a commercial sign maker, Emmanuel creates painting-sculpture hybrids utilizing a trompe l’oeil-like technique. His work explores the economy of advertisement, architecture, consumer objects, signs, and city detritus.

Emmanuel is one of Root Division's newest editions to the Studio Artist Program. Originally from Los Angeles, he recently received his MFA from the California College of the Arts and was a 2015 participant at Skowhegan’s School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine.


The Frank-Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space provides a gallery for Root Division artists to connect and engage in dialogue around the work being made on site, and to exhibit their art to the public. The Project Space is located on our rear mezzanine, and is free and open to the public during gallery hours in conjunction with the current exhibition. This space is made possible with the generous support of Ed Frank and Sarah Ratchye.