Richard Mock “The Cutting Edge”

The Drawing Center

poster for Richard Mock “The Cutting Edge”

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Kentler International Drawing Space presents Richard Mock: The Cutting Edge, a retrospective and memorial exhibition of prints by Richard Basil Mock (1944 – 2006).

This exhibition features an extensive selection of linocuts, including ten editioned works from the Kentler Flatfiles and more than 300 linocuts, printed and documented by Dennis McNett’s Wolfbat Studios. Mock’s prints regularly appeared in the Op-Ed section of The New York Times from 1980 to 1996 and were featured in The Wall Street Journal and other publications. The Cutting Edge memorializes and celebrates a passionate, prolific artist with close ties to Kentler and its community. It is by far the largest exhibition of Mock’s oeuvre to date.

The 300+ proofs, produced using Mock’s original blocks, are hung salon-style in the back gallery space, filling the walls with bold, stylized, black and white imagery. Rather than overwhelm the viewer, this massive display reveals connective threads and pluralities in Mock’s work: it is at once sardonic, humorous, political, topical and universal. His biting commentary on current events was informed by a deep sense of ethos and humanity, resulting in work that is still timely and relatable more than 15 years after the artist’s passing.

A brochure with an essay by Dr. Joyce C. Polistena accompanies the exhibition.



from June 12, 2021 to July 25, 2021


Richard Mock

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