Jazz Wallpaper

Untitled No. 17 (Oh Yeah at the Wow House) is an 18'x8' one-of-a-kind wallpaper piece celebrating the creative process, collaboration and improvisation that Ina Wesie and I installed at Johalla Projects for their exhibition entitled Wow House. By analyzing both pre-recorded and live Jazz performances, our mark-making was meant to visually represent the basic anatomy and techniques of Jazz music, such as call-and-response, repetition and improvisation. These cues, along with body movement studies from live improvisational performances, led us to the printmaking process (specifically letterpress and screenprinting) to execute our 100% collaborative and improvisational process. The music played along with our installation, and the main reference for the project, was an album entitled Oh Yeah by Charles Mingus which truly captures a creative process and mood that we hold close to our hearts – Fearless joy & experimentation.

Installation photos by Brian Guido.