A Paintbrush and a Camera
Celebrating Art & Frame's grand
opening and new showroom. On view is a broad selection of photographs
and paintings by William Bock and
Maria Sotolongo. The subjects are landscapes, wildlife and architecture.
Fire in the Everglades © 2009 Maria Sotolongo
and William Bock.
Photographic process and acrylic
on watercolor paper 15" x 19"
Where: Art & Frame and The Williams Gallery
Dates: Saturday March 14 through Friday April 17, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday March 14, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (free to the public)Location:
6099 Stirling Rd Suite 107
Davie, FL 33314
(Triangle Professional Building)
Shell and Seagrape Leaves 2 © 2003 William Bock
About the exhibit
A dedication to subject and process permeates the paintings and prints of William Bock and Maria Sotolongo. The exhibit offers a selection of the artists’ recent works. Photographs of Everglades flora and fauna, and of architecture taken by Ms. Sotolongo, are masterfully worked and printed on fine art paper. Mr. Bock sometimes uses photographs as studies for his vibrant acrylic paintings on display. Sotolongo and Bock have also collaborated using photographic images printed on watercolor paper and painted upon in acrylic by Bock.
The photographic print “Fire in the Everglades” by Sotolongo, enhanced with paint by Bock, captures the quality and color tones of the early impressionist J. M. W. Turner. Other works such as “The Great Egret” and “Water Lilies” effectively capture the life of the subjects in their natural surroundings and are used as springboards for acrylic painting. Bock and Sotolongo have taken the traditional artists sketched study to a new level by utilizing the layered photograph as a direct substrate for painting.
Born in Chicago, artist William Bock began his professional career at Indiana University, followed by an apprenticeship at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute and School of Sculpture in Trenton, New Jersey. He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 1987.
Marine wildlife, seashells, and tropical flora and fauna are recurring themes in his artwork. In 1994 he moved to South Florida to surround himself with the tropical landscape that inspires his work. William Bock possesses an innovative style that revolves around his love of nature and the ocean.
William Bock has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and has participated in several museum exhibitions. He has won numerous awards for his painting and his work is included in many prestigious collections including Merrill Lynch, AT&T, Allstate, The National Save the sea turtle foundation, the United States Embassy Bahamas and the IGFA fishing hall of fame museum show.
Cuban born Photographer Maria Trinidad Sotolongo has Studied Painting and Drawing at Miami Dade College and received her Masters in Library sciences at University of South Florida. She has been instrumental in the development of the photographic process as substrate techniques demonstrated in the current exhibit.
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