English Artist Geoff Pocock at GraySpace Gallery

Posted on Jul 18 by SEASONS Magazine

Painting by Geoff Pocock, courtesy photo.

Painting by Geoff Pocock, courtesy photo.

Come and enjoy an evening of art, wine, and fun on July 21 as Geoff Pocock launches an exhibition of several of his vibrant abstract geometric paintings at the GraySpace Gallery in Santa Barbara’s FunkZone. The exhibition continues throughout the summer until September 10.

Pocock refers to his unique style as “Geometrics.” Using a system of freehand multi-layered forms and a juxtaposition of bold and muted colors, he creates optical illusions with spatial dimensions that convey movement and an uplifting ambience. Also included in the show are several tessellated works that he has manipulated by bending, twisting and swirling, while adhering to the geometric laws of nature.

This English-born artist of many talents has led an eclectic life. He acted on London and New York stages, plus created several experimental theater pieces that he performed with members of Mabou Mines, The Living Theatre, and The Kipper Kids–all fixtures of New York’s vibrant 70’s experimental theatre scene. He read his poetry with Alan Ginsberg at St. Mark’s Church, had numerous stories translated and broadcast in Germany, and has just completed a collection of poems and a novel. Pocock has also designed and executed land sculptures, including a large-scale environmental action piece in the Monument Valley. Recently, he conceived several monumental pieces to be realized in India and Greenland. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries throughout Europe and the United States, and is in private collections on both continents.

Don’t miss Pocock’s opening reception on July 21 from 5-8 p.m., where you are invited to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and entertainment. The GraySpace Gallery is located on 219 Gray Ave. in the Funk Zone.

—Stephanie Oliveira

 

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