Vince Roark: New Work
395 Valencia Street
December 9, 2004 – January 1, 2005
The Jack Hanley Gallery is pleased to announce the first west-coast exhibition of Kansas City-based artist Vince Roark. The show will feature his geometrical drawings, a large wall painting as well as photographs taken from the artist’s personal collection.
The artist, in his 70’s, has been exploring geometrical ideas of spatial exploration for over 40 years. His drawings often resemble geodesic domes, referencing utopian scientific theories – rendered in pencil, pen and felt-tip markers. His ideas of dimensional exploration have been compared to modernists Malevich and Kandinsky who were similarly interested.
In a recent review in the New York Times Mr. Roark’s work was described as “an art, which at its best, in the large, dense, labor-intensive drawings, shimmers with a kind of exalted concentration.” Along with drawings (which are often executed on the back of discarded billboard-type posters) Mr. Roark will paint directly on the wall of the gallery. He will also be exhibiting a collection of laminated photographs which he has personally collected featuring the common subject of women in blue jeans.