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Kate Beck
updated: 02/04/2013
website: www.katebeckstudio.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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MODULATIONS, Installation Waalre, The Netherlands, 2011
Existere
Forgetting Air
Instar
Poetics (Ether)
Sounder
Anxieties + Alienations
Modulations :: Ether  (multiples)
Dwell
Abandon
Untitled
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  process, abstract, architecture, conceptual, repetition
 
 
MODULATIONS, Installation Waalre, The Netherlands, 2011 by Kate Beck
MODULATIONS, Installation Waalre, The Netherlands, 2011
Poured Oil, Graphite on Aluminum Panels
2011
60" x  60"  x 2" 
Existere by Kate Beck
Existere
Poured Oil, Enamel, Graphite on Linen
2010
60" x  60"  x 2" 
Forgetting Air by Kate Beck
Forgetting Air
Poured Oil, Enamel, Graphite on Linen
2010
60" x  60"  x 2" 
Instar by Kate Beck
Instar
Poured Oil, Enamel, Graphite on Linen
2010
60" x  60"  x 2" 
Poetics (Ether) by Kate Beck
Poetics (Ether)
Poured Oil, Metallic Enamel, Graphite on Linen
2010
60" x  60"  x 2" 
Sounder by Kate Beck
Sounder
Graphite on Paper, on Aluminum Panel, floated in White Field
2010
48 " x  116 "  x 3 " 
Anxieties + Alienations by Kate Beck
Anxieties + Alienations
Poured Oil, Enamel, Graphite on Aluminum Panels
2010
89" x  185"  x .25" 
Modulations :: Ether  (multiples) by Kate Beck
Modulations :: Ether (multiples)
Graphite on Paper, on Aluminum, floated in White Field
2010
12" x  12"  x 2" 
Dwell by Kate Beck
Dwell
Graphite on Paper, on Aluminum Panel, floated in White Field
2010
16" x  16"  x 2" 
Abandon by Kate Beck
Abandon
Graphite on Paper, on Aluminum Panel, floated in White Field
2010
16" x  16"  x 2" 
Untitled by Kate Beck
Untitled
Oil, Graphite, Mica on Canvas
2008
12" x  12"  x 2.5" 

Artist Statement

I am interested in the pure aesthetic of line as an element of both color and substance, and its potential for expressing a wide range of thought and feeling.  My drawings and paintings are created intuitively as a response to material placed within a defined space or shape: graphite on paper, paint on substrate.  They are quiet, yet deliberate.  Subtle gradients of soft and subdued tones evolve from a repeated resolution of line, allowing an essence of life to echo within the austere confines of the structural surface.  In this way, a tension is created which oscillates between formalistic geometry and existential space; an allusion to thought and consciousness, and the passage of time. This is my structure; my vocabulary.

 

Manifesto

I believe white to be the most inherently beautiful color as it carries with it the potential to simultaneously expose and negate space. 

I believe black to be the most innately powerful color as it is defined by the presence of light as well as by the absence of light.

 All comes of air, of water, of light.

Kate Beck, 2011

Artist Bio / CV

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Conditions of Existence, Pelavin Gallery, New York, NY2009 WhiteSpot: Drawings + Paintings, ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

2011 Cecilia Vissers and Kate Beck, Kunst-Element, Waalre, The Netherlands

2011 Barely There, AVA Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

2011 Field Guide to Getting Lost, Pelavin Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Barely There, Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN; Kent State University, Ohio

2011 Drawing, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

2011 ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2011 Barely There, Kent State University, Ohio

2010 Drawing, ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2010 Art on the Edge, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

2010 Fuzzy Logic: Contemporary Painting after a Century of Abstract Art, The CambridgeSchool of Weston, Weston, MA

2010 Black & White Ball, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

2009 EDGE, ArtSpace, Maynard, MA

2009 Petites Chose’s: Small, Beautiful, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME

2009 Works on Paper, American Contemporary Gallery, Annapolis, MD

2008 The Portland Paper Project, Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME
2008 Drawing into Painting, HALLSPACE, Boston, MA
2008 No Chromophobia? OK Harris Works of Art, NYC
2008 Maine Biennial, CMCA Rockport, ME, Honorable Mention
2008 International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen, 2008, Museum of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
2008 Kosova Drawing Bienniel, Kosova Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo
2008 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Vermont Studio Center Fellow, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2008 The Drawing Room, Guest Creative Speaker, Portland, ME
2001 – 2009 Drawing Research Network Member, UK

Visual Discrepancies: Drawing Lines – Kate Beck, Interview, Brent Hallard, Tokyo, Japan, February 3, 2009
International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2008, Catalogue, University of Western Bohemia Press, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 2008
2008 Biennial Juried Exhibition, Catalogue, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Custom Museum Publishing, LLC, 2008