‘Mindscapes’ exhibit on tap at Suffolk Art Gallery

Published 11:13 pm Thursday, July 7, 2022

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The Suffolk Art League will present first-place winner of the Suffolk Art League’s 2021 Annual Juried Exhibition John Alan Stock’s one-person show Mindscapes. 

The show brings together several series, all of which are derivative of the brain/mind/sensing.

In his artist statement, Stock says: “A tragic fall at age twelve (12) damaged the spatial intelligence center of my brain. It was 1957, and Neuroscientists at that time believed this complex function could not be restored. But a medical therapist, ahead of her time, took-on my case, and over 4 years I regained 90% of visual acuity, albeit re-established in another part of my brain.

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“I went on to become both an Architect and an Artist. My journey to rebuild my spatial intelligence significantly broadened my perspective on my journey and I learned to understand the potential of what is possible. And as a result, my creative instincts evolved, let’s say, in an abstract way.

“As an Architect, there was always a client’s needs to serve. As an Artist, I have always been the initial client. Art is first and foremost a selfish journey.”

Stock, who lives in Virginia Beach, graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Architecture with minor study in Fine Arts. 

Stock has exhibited his work in numerous solo and small group shows as well as over 100 juried exhibitions. His work has been included in exhibitions in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia, including three juried Smithsonian Institute Exhibitions.

This exhibit will be on display at the Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Ave., July 22 through Aug. 19.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

For information, visit www.suffolkartleague.com, call 757-925-0448 or email suffolkartleague@verizon.net.