COLOR: Video works by Barbara Robertson

As part of COLOR, a joint exhibition with our sister gallery, Fresh Mochi, we’re pleased to exhibit video works by Seattle-based artist Barbara Robertson in our Walk Up Gallery (WUG) windows April 1 – 30, 2023.

Join us for an opening reception for COLORSaturday, April 1st, 5-8:00pm at The Grocery Studios and at Fresh Mochi across the street. View Barbara’s installation in the windows at WUG, come inside to meet the artist, and hear a live DJ set with upbeat electronic and house by Randy Jones (Instagram, Twitch). Beverages and snacks provided! Then head over to Fresh Mochi for the opening party for COLOR!

Artist Talk: Sunday April 16, 4-6:00pm Please join us for an informal artist talk, cake and tea at Fresh Mochi, 2900 21st Ave S, across the street from The Grocery Studios.

About the installation

The two windows of WUG will feature Barbara Robertson’s animated videos, “Plywood Graffiti” and “Flip.” 

Each video is a three minute loop, composed of drawings, collages and photographs created  by the artist. They were inspired by her response to living in a rapidly changing urban environment and her hopes for a more humane space to nurture our community.

About the artist

Barbara Robertson is primarily known for her work in experimental printmaking and animation.  Recently she has expanded her work to include abstract painting. Her ongoing series of paintings explores ideas about structure and environment in a time of accelerating urban change.  She has received awards for her work from 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, KALA Art Institute and the received the Neddy Award from Behnke Foundation. She is the founder and past president of Seattle Print Arts and works for the conservation department at the Seattle Art Museum.

COLOR at Fresh Mochi artist lineup

Mugi Takei

Alithea O’Dell

Mark Sullo

Lisa Buchanan

Paul Komada

Sonja Peterson