Arty Awards attendees will be the first to experience a multi-media installation entitled "Dateliners." This group showcase of artwork by Pat Rocha Sr., Luke Rocha and Patrick Rocha, Jr. represents works spanning the careers of the artists and is the first time that they have collaborated as a group.
Pat Rocha, Sr., the father of Luke and Patrick, introduced his sons to the medium of drawing at a very young age and kept a strong influence in helping them discover new art and artists from different mediums and time periods. After significant time and life experiences, the family of artists has ended up living in the city they were born once again. This installation is the first of its kind and features painting, collage, sculpture, drawing and photography. The works exhibited span the careers of each artist and the exhibition features several pieces which are collaborations between the artists.
This installation will be open to the public for the First Friday Artwalk on November 2nd.
Pat Rocha, Sr. is a painter living and working in Topeka. For over three decades he has created paintings and illustrations which have garnered gallery representation in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. His work is included in private collections internationally.
Luke Rocha is multi-media artist born in Topeka and raised in Kansas City. His works have been featured in publications such as Wax Poetics, The Kansas City Star, Studio Visit and “The Newsstand” published by Rizzoli. In 2012, he was awarded the Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Award Fellowship.
Patrick Rocha, Jr. is a multi-disciplinary artist. Rocha studied illustration at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Rocha has worked on ad campaigns and artwork for companies such as OBEY, Converse, MTV, Carhartt and Vice. His work has been published in numerous books and publications as well as being involved in group exhibitions internationally. He currently lives and works in Topeka, Kansas.