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BOBBI BECK’s New York City Daydreams: Exhibition of Autobiographical Drawings

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November 17, 2012 through January 12, 2013

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96th Street Library

Bobby Beck in her studioBobby Beck in her studio

Bobbi Beck has spent her years living in New York City keeping a visual diary. In chronicling her experiences in her urban surroundings she blurs daily realities into exotic visual fantasies. Her imaginary world is based on her daily realities as she transfers observations, emotions and feelings onto paper. Always trying to resolve her personal, emotional and even political dilemmas by reflecting on past memories, dealing with the present while always looking towards the future, these drawings seem to allow her to cope with life as a woman living in the city. Frequently accused of being a career fantasizer or mind drifter, her intricate fairy-tale images are meshed from living creatures, inanimate objects, nature, machines and human forms. In the process of finding, sorting, selecting and assembling these elements for her drawings, she travels to another place beyond her urban world.
 
Library Visitors’ Comments:

It reminds me of a dream I once had.”
 
 “I love your art and I love the Library.”
 
“Freud would have a field day with you my dear. Your work is amazing and coupled with the ability to express it visually is a gift to us all.”
 
“From a man looking in . . . thank you for enlightening me.” 
 
“Your work is visually stunning. It reminds me of costume and stage design for ballet.”
 
“Disturbing yet beautiful.”
 
“So original and forth bringing. Being a graffiti artist your work is moving and one of a kind, keep it coming.”
 
“It reminds me of something from Alice in Wonderland.”

   

To read more about Bobbi Beck in an interviw by Sherri Liberman at a recent Exhibition at the Mulberry Street Library please visit - http://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/09/11/meet-artist-bobbi-beck

 

 

 

 

 

 

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