Panel Discussion: Rosemarie Beck, Moderated by art critic Eric Sutphin

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15 Grammercy Park South. 212 475 3424
Opens: 05/10/13, Closes: 05/10/13
http://www.nationalartsclub.org

Friday, May 10 at 6PM with Jennifer Samet, Martha Hayden, Catherine Drabkin, Dov Talpaz.

From 1960 until 1970 New York figurative painter Rosemarie Beck (1923-2003) worked on what is known as her Lovers series. Beck’s closely observed tonal relationships and her carefully articulated formal arrangements reveal a dynamism and sense of freedom that would remain with her for the next four decades. Rosemarie Beck’s early figurative works demonstrate a search for a revitalized painting language. Beck employed individuated “notes” of color to build form, staging objects in space as a means of returning significance to the act of painting. Beck reordered her painterly vocabulary in a process of finding the form within her subject and by partially sublimating any implied narrative by the act of painting itself.

Rosemarie Beck, Girl Resting, 1969. Oil on linen, 48 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Rosemarie Beck Foundation. In conjunction with the exhibition “Rosemarie Beck: Paintings of the ’60s” on view at the Club May 1 to 11, 2013