Exhibition Dates: Aug 1 - 17, 2016

Image: Untitled (Moire Circle CMY), 2016.

This August Root Division presents a sculptural print installation by Nicholas Price in the Frank-Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space. A master printer at Magnolia Editions, Price’s own practice expands and deconstructs traditional print media. For this installation, the artist has created a series of three monochromatic prints on clear Plexiglas. Each three foot square panel is printed with concentric circles in cyan, magenta, or yellow, and hung perpendicular to the wall at a spatial distance that creates shifting optical illusions as a viewer travels around the work.

Nicholas Price received his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011 in printmaking. He is a current Studio Artist at Root Division, and is one of the organization’s first recipients of the Alumni Artist Studio. Price’s first residency at Root Division was from 2012-14. As part of his commitment to the organization Price assists with exhibition installation, and event production, and has taught silkscreen classes in Root Division’s Adult Education Program.


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.