Small Drawings by Bebe Beard
A Linen White Wall
May 18-July 13,2013
Presented by A Street Frames with Support Provided by Ted Pietras of Gibson Sotheby’s Realty
“The expressive nature of Beard’s work recalls early 20th century German Expressionism and Contemporary German artists Anselm Keifer and Gerhard Richter in the subjects and use of materials.” - Katheryn Ada Dutoit, BigRedandShiny.com issue#43
Currently on view at our Clarendon Street location “With or Without You”, small drawings by local Boston artist BeBe Beard. Beard is a “one person think tank”. Her artwork blends media and combines equal parts creativity and ingenuity. While all artists experiment creatively, not all invent new approaches to the creative process. The small drawings from the series entitled,”With or Without You”, are examples of artifacts and actions performed and video recorded by Beard. She uses a ball bearing much like a painter uses a brush. A powdered black iron oxide is pushed and manipulated by strong Earth Magnets from underneath a specially constructed tray, becoming an abstract drawing of pure artistic movement. Beard’s work evokes thought through abstract expressionism. Although the processes is recorded it is not only a performance but an expression of “chance” uniting elements to construct art.
Beard earned her BFA in 1976, followed by her MFA from Mass College of Art / Studio for Interrelated Media in 1996. She has received grants from the Mass Cultural Council, St. Botolph’s Club Art Foundation and the Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance. Her Residencies include the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Mac Dowell Colony and the Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York. Beard has also exhibited in a wide verity of venues including alternative spaces and galleries. Her visual media work has screened in theaters and festivals from Boston to venues in Seoul, South Korea.
Please visit our #4 Clarendon St. retail framing gallery in Boston’s South End to view these unique and beautiful drawings, on exhibit May 18th – July 13th.
Tues. Wed. Fri. Sat. 10am-6pm, Thurs. 11am-7pm.
Other Works and Contact: www.bebebeard.com