Robert Beck: Opalka Gallery

Robert Beck creates encounters between objects and viewers. His work is poetic engaging, visceral and sometimes violent. Beck deploys a diverse range of media including offset printing blankets, plaster casts, as well as, drawings that incorporate finger print powder. Beck has also produced 3 video installation pieces. As an aspect of the show at the Opalka, the artist recreated the makeshift shrine of flowers, balloons and candles that greeted visitors to his first exhibit at CRG in New York. Throughout his work, intensely personal narratives are intertwined with cultural icons and myths.


An illustrated catalogue containing an essay by Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts.


Opalka Gallery, The Sage College of Albany, Albany, NY (August, 2006)

Availability: Not currently available through CRG.

Related Artists:
Robert Buck

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