Charlotte Becket

Charlotte Becket 2018-03-15T00:52:09+00:00

Project Description

Biography

Charlotte Becket lives and works in New York City where she is an Associate Professor at Pace University.  She attended Hunter College’s MFA program and received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art.  Solo and two person exhibitions include Valentine Gallery NY, Crisp Gallery in London, LEAP in Berlin, Taxter and Spengemann in New York City as well as group exhibitions at Gazelli Art House in London, Gasser and Grunert, Anna Kustera, NY Studio Gallery, Passerby and the Invitational Exhibition Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.  She has been invited to lecture on her work at various galleries and universities and has been the recipient of grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Tony Smith Foundation, and the Verizon Foundation.  Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, TimeOut London, ArtForum, and Art in America, among others.  She was recently included in, 100 Artists, a compendium of interviews with 100 international contemporary artists by Francesca Gavin.

Artist Statement

Our environment is one where automation, information, consumerism, progress and erosion are collapsed into a muddle that both celebrates and questions its status quo.  The mechanical sculptures I construct explore the complexities of this ambivalence through errant machinery, polished forms that collapse and resume composure, and illuminated projections or screens that depict only the looping and chattering mechanisms behind them.  The work aims to imbue these absurd and irrational scenarios with a pathos, humor and aesthetic seduction so as to draw out a conversation about our own relationship to speed, progress, technology and survival within perpetually fracturing and rearranging circumstances.  The work’s looping, rhythmic motion transforms the sculptures from motorized machines to figural abstractions or landscapes.  The mechanization in these pieces work in opposition to what we demand of the mechanized world around us. It seeks to offer something else, something that is slow and inefficient but more closely aligned with our selves.

Biografia

Charlotte Becket vive y trabaja en la ciudad de Nueva York donde es una profesora asociada en la Universidad Pace. Estudió en programa de artes en el Hunter’s College y recibió su licenciado en las bellas artes en el Cleveland Institute of Art. Sus exposiciones individuales y colectivas incluyen el Valentine Gallery NY, Crisp Gallery en Londres, LEAP en Berlin, Taxter y Spengemann en la cuidad de Nueva York al igual que exposiciones colectivas en el Gazelli Art House en Londres, Gasser y Grunert, Anna Kustera, NY Studio Gallery, Passerby y el Invitational Exhibition Academy of Arts and Letters en la ciudad de  Nueva York. Fue invitada a ser un profesor invitado y hablar sobre su trabajo en varias galerías y universidades y ha sido recipiente de una beca del New York Foundation for the Arts, el Joan Mitchell fundación, el Tony Smith Foundation, y el Verizon Foundation. Su trabajo ha sido analizado en el The New York Times, TimeOut London, ArtForum, y Art in America, entre otras publicaciones.  Fue recientemente incluida en 100 artistas, una serie de entrevistas por Francesca Gavin con 100 artistas contemporáneos internacionales.

Declaracion de Artista

Nuestro ambiente es uno donde la automatización, información y consumismo, progreso y erosión son colapsados en un embrollo que celebra y cuestiona su status quo. Las esculturas mecánicas que yo construyo exploran las complexidades de esta ambivalencia a través de maquinas andantes, formas pulidas que colapsan y resumen serenidad, y proyecciones iluminadas o pantallas que representan solo lo que se repite y mecanismos de parloteo detrás de ellos. Las obras pretenden imbuir estos escenarios absurdos e irracionales con pathos, humor y seducción estética para atraer una conversación sobre nuestra propia relación a la velocidad, progreso, tecnología y supervivencia entre circunstancias de fracturación perpetua y de reordenando.  Lo rítmico y lo que se repite de las obras trasforma las esculturas de maquinas motorizadas a abstracciones figúrales o paisajes. El mecanismo en estas piezas funciona en la oposición de lo que demandamos del  mundo mecánico alrededor de nosotros. Busca ofrecer otra cosa, algo que es lento e ineficiente pero más alineado con nosotros mismos.

Contact

www.charlotte-becket.com

ccbecket@gmail.com

 

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