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Maxwell Alexander Gallery is presenting Joshua LaRock’s second Los Angeles solo exhibition, titled “Tracking.” His first solo exhibition in 2019 was met with high demand and sold out within days of opening. LaRock’s latest body of work dives deeper into his desert travels with highlights from masters of the past.
The “Tracking” solo exhibition will feature 10 new oils ranging in size from small to large.
LaRock’s ability to paint the human form is among the best of painters focusing on Western art subjects today. The artist is influenced by the “old masters,” such as William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Thomas Moran. LaRock, a classically trained artist, is able to translate that old world mastery into current subjects.
In “The Tracker,” LaRock features a modern day cowboy set against a backdrop influenced by the early explorations of Thomas Moran.
LaRock works in many thin layers of paint, drawing on his formal study to accurately portray figures in the rugged American landscape.
“These paintings are a synthesis of my work, experiences, and traveling around the West. Every painting is exciting right now because I’m finding my voice in these new pieces.”
Artwork to be sold by Draw September 18, 2021. To preview the exhibition, please visit maxwellalexandergallery.com.
Joshua LaRock’s painting “Rachel in Blue” was the featured work in his 16-hour art video workshop titled “Classical Portraits.”
LaRock is internationally recognized as a preeminent figurative artist. His exquisite paintings are an ode to the past, filtered through a contemporary life. His portraits and narrative pieces are memorable both for their emotive quality and for evoking an eerily present feeling.