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Exhibition Detail
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2305 Dunlavy
Houston, Texas 77006


May 4th, 2013 - May 31st, 2013
Opening: 
May 4th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
, Margaret Scott BockMargaret Scott Bock
© Courtesy of the artist & Archway Gallery
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The exhibit, which includes all new works, features a story telling theme, expressed through the diversity of both her traditional and experimental styles of painting.  Bock’s traditional style is more impressionistic rather than photo realism and the subject matter, although not her intention when she began preparing for this exhibit, is varied, yet still tells a compelling story, featuring city related scenes from her travels. 

The artist will be on hand to visit with guests during the exhibition opening reception on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 5 – 8 pm at the gallery and will talk about her work at 6:30 pm.

The exhibit, which includes all new works, features a story telling theme, expressed through the diversity of both her traditional and experimental styles of painting.  Bock’s traditional style is more impressionistic rather than photo realism and the subject matter, although not her intention when she began preparing for this exhibit, is varied, yet still tells a compelling story, featuring city related scenes from her travels. 

“I am stretching and experimenting with a new surface on which to paint,” Bock said. The surface she uses is a paper named Yupo, which is very slick and can often be challenging to work with because it is difficult to make the paint stay where you want it.  Bock covers the surface with a colorful mix of paint and lets it blend and react with itself. She then looks for interesting happenings and tries to make something of significance, a process which naturally lends itself to interesting interpretations that to the artist make a montage that tells a story. “I am always seeking and learning ways to express in water media my responses to space, movement, music and nature, ever hoping to strike a chord in the soul of the viewer,” she said.

Bock was raised in a musical family which played all types of musical instruments including the violin, cello, piano, and saxophone. She chose movement as her expressive medium and she studied and eventually taught ballet in high school and college. During those years she took time out to study ballet in Chicago and New York, which led to a brief stint in musical theatre and a The United States Organizations, Inc. (USO) tour.

Bock’s painting education started in 1969 when she moved to Houston and discovered the Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H) where she took advantage of the many talented instructors.  Three years later she became President of WAS-H.  In 1981 she joined Archway Gallery and is now the gallery’s longest standing member.  She has served as President/Director and on the Board(s) of Directors for both Archway and WAS-H over the years.  Bock has achieved acclaim through exhibiting in many shows nationally.  Her paintings are in numerous private collections and can been seen regularly at WAS-H and Archway Gallery.


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