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BOBBI BECK: A Winter Exhibition of Autobiographical Drawings

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January 31 through February 26, 2014

Program Locations:

96th Street Library

Bobbi Beck, a New York City artist, returns to the 96th Street Branch of The New York Public Library for a new exhibition of her most recent artworks. For decades she has been keeping a visual diary and chronicling her urban experiences, blurring realities into exotic visual fantasies. In the process of finding, sorting, selecting and assembling these elements for her intricate fairy-tale drawings, she meshes living creatures, inanimate objects, nature, machines and human forms. These autobiographical artworks reflect her day-to-day observations and feelings conveying her emotions into renderings of humor, love, gender conflicts, marriage, family, health, joy and sorrow, anguish and global issues. 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 of her visual diary.

Library Visitor’s Comments:
“I am a young artist and although art is my passion there are not many art pieces besides my own that I can relate to and identify with. Bobbi Beck’s art is so inspiring to me. She is my favorite living artist.”
“Weird, Whimsical and Wonderful.”
“Your drawings all spoke to a part of me that is whole.”
“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 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.”
“Beautiful ... Otherworldly.”
“It reminds me of something from Alice in Wonderland.”
“I love your art and I love the Library.”

 

To read more about Bobbi Beck’s artwork visit –
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/10/24/meet-west-side-artist-bobbi-beck