Threnody for William Bailey

SOLD
Threnody for William Bailey
Gideon Bok
oil on linen, 12.5x12.5"

Robert Irwin Square Diptych, Portrait of Ada and Helen

$30,000
Robert Irwin Square Diptych, Portrait of Ada and Helen
Gideon Bok
oil on linen, 82.5x84.5"

Dark Winter

$9,000
Dark Winter
Gideon Bok
oil on linen, 48x33"

Portrait of Ada in Blue Shirt

$2,000
Portrait of Ada in Blue Shirt
Gideon Bok
oil on linen, 12.5x12.5"

Ada Drawing in her Cheetah Outfit

$2,000
Ada Drawing in her Cheetah Outfit
Gideon Bok
oil on linen, 12.5x12.5"

Uncle Charlie (Damn and Welcome to the Afterfuture)

$8,500
Uncle Charlie (Damn and Welcome to the Afterfuture)
Gideon Bok
oil on linen, 35x24"

AC/DC, Highway to Hell

$1,800
AC/DC, Highway to Hell
Gideon Bok
oil on panel, 12.5x12.5"

Wave

$18,000
Wave
Gideon Bok
oil on linen, 57x55"

Kate Bush, The Dreaming

$1,800
Kate Bush, The Dreaming
Gideon Bok
oil on panel, 12.5x12.5"

Talking Heads, True Stories

$1,800
Talking Heads, True Stories
Gideon Bok
oil on panel, 12.5x12.5"

Dr. Dre, The Chronic

$1,800
Dr. Dre, The Chronic
Gideon Bok
oil on panel, 12.5x12.5"

Bruce Springsteen, The River

$1,800
Bruce Springsteen, The River
Gideon Bok
oil on panel, 12.5x12.5"

Sparklehorse, It's a Wonderful Life

$1,800
Sparklehorse, It's a Wonderful Life
Gideon Bok
oil on panel, 12.5x12.5"

Night I

$9,000
Night I
Gideon Bok
oil on linen, 35x32"

TVC-15

$14,000
TVC-15
Gideon Bok
oil on linen, 35x55"


Bio

Gideon Bok (b. 1966) received his BFA from Hampshire College and his MFA from the Yale University School of Art.

He has had solo exhibitions in numerous galleries, as well as the University of Maine, Gorham, the College of Charleston, SC, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. His work is included in the collections of the Boston Athenaeum, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. He received a 2004 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Fund Purchase Award through The American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2005. Bok’s work has been written up in The New York TimesTime Out New York, ARTnews, Art New England, and The Boston Globe.

Bok is committed to painting the passage of time within a confined space, his own studio, he depicts it over and over in various states of array with objects such as draped clothes, musical instruments, and artist supplies. His intent is to make the room seem alive, showing it shortly after it has been occupied. Through his slow process, Bok has a unique ability to capture the viewers attention by making his space feel familiar. His honest depiction of the changes that naturally occur over time opens up the opportunity to take a longer pause to notice the visual gifts that tell the story of his studio.

Bok lives and works in Camden, Maine.