A Critique of Legendary Colors


New Artwork by Joey Rocha

Now – April 30 at Classic Bean, 2125 Fairlawn Plaza Drive

Artist Joey Rocha’s latest exhibit ” A Critique of Legendary Colors” is a series of geometrically abstract portraits of historical creatives who influenced him as an artist: Dorthey Lain, John Steinbeck, Jim Throp, and Thomas Newman, to name a few. The 13-canvas show explodes with colors as each subject is painted in a mosaic, stained-glass style. It’s a departure from the artist’s previous works which focused on family and religion and included strong Kansas narratives. It’s also testament to the 69-year-old artist’s motto of it’s never too late. “Everybody has a talent,” said Joey “and you have free will to do it and to do it the way you want to.”

Joey hopes this exhibition sparks learning and a deeper understanding of the subjects, while also reminding that “art comes through all different forms, it’s not just painting or drawing but it’s writing and cooking.”

The evolution of Joey’s painting is evident in this exhilarating new show and beseeches to be examined and discussed

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