David Rock at Eleven Spitalfields Gallery
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).