Group Show · COMPOSITE

April 16, 2022  –  June 5, 2022

Group Show: Jeremy Rocine and Nik Mercer 


COMPOSITE began as a fixation on understanding and perfecting a chair form archetype—and then it morphed into a worship of material and light. We take a practical, durable figure that’s taken for granted and turn it inside out, while also injecting it with a gonzo sense of humor vis-a-vis mediums that are both opulent and industrial. In short, we search for beauty in mundanity by rendering an otherwise common and everyday object completely useless (thus, the “Don’t Sit” slogan). By eliminating its practical purpose, all that is left is joyfully ridiculous yet austere beauty.

Artist Bios

Jeremy Rocine—is a keen-eyed fine artist and disciplined builder who subliminally vacillates between speaking through dreams informed by the supersaturated world of color and joy around him and helping others give voice to their own. He’s spent most of his time in the studio exploring large-form oil and acrylic abstraction, photoreal line drawings, and whimsical sculptural pieces. He’s been intimately embedded in the L.A. art world for nearly twenty years as an art handler, technician.

Nik Mercer—is a creative project manager and factory foreman. His professional work began through graphic design work he organized through his long and winding path in the dance-music communities of NYC and L.A., where he has run record labels and roving parties (Let’s Play House, Zen 2000, and, most recently, Nilo Music) since 2009. Never satisfied settling on one particular lane, he’s always seen these businesses as sandboxes within which to explore the more absurd and out-there ideas he wouldn’t be able to spend time on with short- and long-term client engagements.