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David Rock at Eleven Spitalfields Gallery

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION of works by David Rock, From 50’s Architectural drawings to recent paintings, will be on display at Eleven Spitalfields Gallery from February 5 to February 25, 2010.

Architect David Rock’s 1950s schemes won national design awards. Their romantic perspectives and detailing broke the mould for presentation.

A world away from computers, they prefigure the skills of the young designer who became a key player in the Basil Spence studio, and the 60s development of multi-disciplinary Building Design Partnership; founded the 1970’s workspace movement and his own practice; and became President RIBA.

His early, painterly fascination with colour, texture and weathering of materials has been constant throughout later painting – where observation and presentation of buildings and the urban scene celebrate the romantic overtones of even the most quirky, messy, layers of history and modern intrusions.

Times: Tuesdays to Sundays – 12 to 6pm by appointment.

Private View : February 4, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, 11 Princelet street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6QH

Tel: 020 7247 1816 (office hours).