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Bob King
Surface and Soundings

November 12, 2021 – January 31, 2022


The exhibition Surfaces and Soundings combines paintings and sculptures selected from Bob King’s current body of work.


In the artist’s words, “For me, the quintessence of art is that it conjoins “surface” materiality with “soundings” of deep emotion, ideation, intuition, and dialogue.”


The heart of King’s creative process involves entering into deep dialogues with materials, experiences, and memories. To fuel these dialogues, he fills and pulls from “…aquifers of inner experience” while also drawing directly on outer experiences such as lake-kayaking, where he enjoys “…the often surpassing and profound beauty of seeing dialogues between sky, wind, water, land, and light unfold and change in dialogue with time and motion in myriad ways.”


He adds, “Since art is chock-full of dialogic energy, I think the best way to release and feel the energy of art is to enter into one’s own dialogues with it, using one’s own perceptions and soundings. It’s viewers who bring artworks to full-circle.”


The artist completed an MFA in painting and drawing at UCLA, and a Ph.D. in cultural studies and education at UNC-Greensboro. He currently lives and works in Winston-Salem.

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts

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