BOBBI BECK: FOCAL POINTS
Bobbi Beck’s latest art exhibition can now be seen at the 96th Street branch of the New York Public Library on the Upper East Side. For many years she has been sharing her autobiographical drawings with fellow New Yorkers in neighborhoods throughout the city. Every picture focuses on a unique aspect of life that might also have at one point or another been part of your own personal life narrative. Her intriguing and telling compositions are charged with emotions and experiences, all converging in her mind’s eye and then mirroring back at the viewer. These completely original artworks have been described by viewers as possessing hints of Dali, Escher, Beardsley, Mucha and even Gaudi. Each piece is crammed with an array of visual references from many world cultures combined with beautiful ornate historical elements. In these strange and exotic compositions, everything seems to merge together and then suddenly explode, as human forms twist, warp and morph with everyday objects, animals, machinery and any other visual fodder that catches her attention while she is working. So come visit this thought-provoking exhibition and take a visual journey, look into these picture mirrors and see if you can see any of yourself reflected in Bobbi Beck’s art.
EXHIBITION VISITORS’ COMMENTS: “Your art is good for the heart, the soul and the silly space we sometimes back ourselves into as human beings.” “Exotic and mysterious.” “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.” “All of your work expresses different aspects of life.” “You have a gift, not just technically but as a poet.” “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.”
July 13th, 2016 - August 27th, 2016