If you have yet to see Professor Dean De Cocker’s art, you’re in for a treat. Three dimensional shapes are turned into fascinating sculptural pieces that cast even more intriguing shadows across the walls of the gallery they are meticulously mounted in.
Dean’s most recent show, ‘Welcome to the Pacific’, is currently showing in the Art Space on Main in downtown Turlock, and runs from January 28–March 24, 2016. If you’re interested in attending the reception and artist talk for Dean’s show, here’s some information from the event page!
Reception: 5:30 pm. Artist talk: 6:00 pm
‘Welcome to the Pacific’ features the latest sculptural works of Dean De Cocker. Created mostly during his recent sabbatical leave, the exhibition unveils De Cocker’s newest response to themes he has explored throughout his thirty year career as a professional artist. From his first winged-shaped structures to the current work, De Cocker has been exploring interests in formal elements by transforming flat, two-dimensional surfaces into three-dimensional objects. Deriving much of his inspiration from everyday objects such as mailboxes, aircraft structures, wings, propellers, heavy machinery and architectural works. The newest print/painting work in this exhibition involves interests in World War I and II military ship camouflage.’
I’ve seen the show already, and the pieces Dean has constructed are pretty amazing. If you plan on seeing the show or attending the talk, here’s the address for the Art Space on Main:
135 W Main St, Turlock, California 95380
Come down and see the work! Meet the artist! It’s all happening during the Art Around Town Art Walk, so feel free to stop by.