Works on Paper by Martin Beck
Beck's work reminds us that dream space is another geography,
besides the artist's studio, where nudity is right at home. AEQAI online 9-23-2017
Read: Temporal Slippage at the MS Rezny Gallery;
Read: A Quiet Revolution: Interview with Martin Beck
Read: The Thought-Provokers: Celebrating Artists & Creatives: Art and Life With Martin Beck

Warrior, 2019 will be on view at the Indianapolis Art Center as part of the exhibition Body Building: The Art of the Human Figure, February 21 - April 8
Two Figures, 2019 and Patriarchal Funk #4, 2018 (Best in Show, Juror Merit Award) will be on view at the Third LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition at the LaGrange Art Museum , February 21 - April 15
Patriarchal Funk #3, 2018  will be on view at the Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, March 12 - April 1
These exhibitions cancelled due to coronavirus:
Study For a Boxer 2, 2020  will be on view at the The Arts Council of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, NC, April 24 - May 16
Political Man, 2019 is now online as part of the exhibition Figure It Out , that was to be held at the Healdsburg Center For the Arts.
INDA 13, Manifest Press 2019
Create Magazine, February 2019

On the whole, Martin Beck's latest works call our attention to the present and its position within a larger temporal trajectory. The tactility of his medium and his use of live drawing bring us, the audience, into a particular ephemeral and instantaneous moment, while his subject matter - the nude - calls our attention to a longer tradition of history. Similarly, Beck's use of abstract backgrounds works to remove us from a specific temporality, while the objects he often presents alongside his figures draw us back into our contemporary settings. Beck's work thus demands both proximity and distance, presence and detachment, from his viewers, creating a layered and multifaceted experience.

Emily Elizabeth Goodman 3/25/2019


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