Follow us:

ArtsPage

A way to keep up with Seattle theaters, concert halls, galleries, museums and other fine-arts events.

November 4, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Joel Brock honored with memorial exhibition

From Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch:

Artist Joel Brock died on Oct. 26 at age 52 of natural causes, gallerist Lisa Harris has announced. A memorial has been held. Based in Bow-Edison, Brock showed his work for more than 20 years at Harris’ Gallery. He was born in Denver, raised in Carmel, Calif., and studied with painter Wayne Thiebaud at the University of California at Davis. He was also strongly influenced by the work of artist Richard Diebenkorn.

A memorial page on Lisa Harris Gallery’s website notes, “Brock felt most comfortable in the rural, agricultural farmlands of California and Washington. He first established an art studio in La Conner, Washington, and then in Edison, where he was a generous and engaged member of the community.”

His most recent show at Lisa Harris, “Shadows Cast,” found Brock sharply breaking from his earlier Samish River Valley landscapes and floral still-lifes. One example, “Peace Flower,” looked pretty at first glance, but undercut its own serenity when you realized the acrylic-pastel blossom used a real shotgun shell for its stem. “Dress of Blades,” similarly, had the sweep of a Sargent sketch, but its voluminous dress was constructed from real razor blades. Review here.

A retrospective of Brock’s career runs at Skagit Valley Historical Museum, 501 4th St., La Conner; www.skagitcounty.net/museum

"Dress of Blades" by Joel Brock / Lisa Harris Gallery

“Dress of Blades” by Joel Brock / Lisa Harris Gallery

0 Comments | More in Arts news

COMMENTS

READER NOTE: Our commenting system has changed. Find out more.

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►