Curiosity at the Shoppes

When rummaging through a gallery, one never knows what will be revealed

Also currently on display is a "mixed-media print" by an artist identified only as Lebedang. This stark, striking piece juxtaposes a small, highly textured panel in pink, blue, white, and black above another panel that appears to be made of white paper embossed with an abstract design.

The racks holding unframed items in plastic sleeves also yield pleasant surprises. There are several prints by Margaret Kennard Johnson, another Bock regular who works with runelike patterns. And there's a lovely Bock seascape from one of his earlier styles that emphasizes the parallel horizontal lines of a cloud-filled sky and the surf lapping at the beach below.

Golden Floral #2 is one of the many Bocks scattered throughout the gallery
Golden Floral #2 is one of the many Bocks scattered throughout the gallery

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On display through September 1
Bock Gallery at the Fountains Shoppes of Distinction, 801 S. University Dr., #C-109, Plantation, 954-915-8887

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The unevenness of "Transcendency" suggests that Bock may have spread himself a little too thin. In addition to painting and running the gallery with wife Christy, he also does commission work, including murals, and a portion of the gallery doubles as a custom framery. Fortunately that doesn't detract from the Bock Gallery's charm as a sort of latter-day curiosity shop where you're never sure what you might find.

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