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Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Featured item from THE LIST: Bianca Beck: Body Double at Rachel Uffner, opening Sunday, 6-8PM


In his 2011 artcritical review of this artist’s debut show, David Cohen wrote: “There is something deliciously grubby about the paintings and sculptures of Bianca Beck. She favors distressed, punctured, encrusted surfaces, an earthy, at times visceral palette and painterly gestures that border on violence. Lacerations, smudges and sgraffito incisions attack the paint as if in a last-ditch attempt to extract imagery from recalcitrant materials.” According to the press release, the work in her third solo show with Rachel Uffner “alludes to a myth from Plato’s Symposium which posits that our original forms were bodies doubled. Each congenitally tied to a partner, bodies were the size and strength of two. Charged with the power of wholeness, these beings were celebratory, acrobatic, and prone to revolt.”

Nov 4 to Dec 23
170 Suffolk Street, New York

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