Dallas artist combines paint, rusty drill bits and sandpaper into art narration on environment
On Saturday, August 7 from 5-9 p.m., brock studio gallery will introduce its latest mixed media collection, “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Green,” from local artist Joey Brock. The event, held in conjunction with neighboring Bettinger Studio’s fine art photography show, will also showcase fine art photography entitled “A Body of Work” by Denise Tarango and sculpture by Zad Roumaya.
“It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Green” is Brock’s second collection since the opening of brock studio gallery in early 2010 and advances his unique style of communicating the clash between urban and natural environments. Brock’s 13-piece series combines acrylic paint, conté crayon, pencil and paper on clayboard and canvas with found media such as rusty drill bits, sandpaper, stone, twine and glass for powerful statements about environmental corruption.
Inspired by the timeless song performed by Kermit the Frog in Sesame Street’s first season on TV, “Bein’ Green” is Brock’s creative expression of the complexities of being green. The works explore the power of one singular act to change a landscape in both negative and positive ways.
“I find an interesting association with this song and how its lyrics mimic the human struggle to be green today,” said Brock. “The dichotomy of green’s power to big business, money versus environment, truly inspired this collection.”
Brock studio gallery is located at 1320 E. Griffin St. and Brock’s art can be viewed at www.joeybrockart.com.
About brock studio gallery
Located in the heart of the Cedars district in south Dallas (south of downtown and Interstate 30) brock studio gallery is in the center of the neighborhood’s expanding artist community. The building will house four artists, including Brock’s mixed media paintings, sculptures by Zad Roumaya, fine art photography by Richard Bettinger and a fourth artist to be determined. Gallery hours are by appointment only. Guests can look for the little white box sign on the building’s exterior, visit www.joeybrockart.com or call (214) 850-8520.