Bobbi Beck, a longtime West Sider, returns to The Riverside Branch of The New York Public Library for a Spring Exhibition with all new artworks not shown here before. In chronicling her experiences in her urban surroundings she blurs daily realities into exotic visual fantasies. The drawings are autobiographical and reflect her day-to-day observations and feelings. They convey emotional and visual renderings of humor, love, gender conflicts, marriage, family, health, joy and sorrow, anguish and global issues. Most of her drawings contain a symbolic triangle. Women, nature and technology. Women are usually the core element, combined with her lifetime interest in nature, and then intergrated with machines and technology. Her human forms morph into plants, decorative elements, household objects, symbols, animals and whatever interests her at that time. The drawings contain many mysterious symbols and icons, some obvious, some secret in source and expression. Once a drawing is completed, she turns to the next page in her visual diary.
Library Visitor's Comments:
"Your work is visually stunning. It reminds me of costume and stage design for ballet."
"I love your art and I love the Library."
"It reminds me of a dream I once had."
"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."
"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 an interview 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