BOBBI BECK’s West Side Visual Diary
Bobbi Beck returns to The St. Agnes Branch of The New York Public Library for an exhibition of her most recent artworks. As a longtime Upper Westsider she has been keeping a visual diary and chronicling her experiences in her urban surroundings as she blurs daily realities into exotic visual fantasies. Her intricate fairy-tale images are meshed with 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. 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.