Cosmic Biology by Kelly Beekman
Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday, September 12, 2019
We are all in the state of becoming. From the smallest particles of our world to the great expanses of our cosmos, growth and development occur over time and through space. Over the last two years, artist Kelly Beekman has been considering these forces of change. She has created a series of artworks that reveal the color and forms of these stages of development. Images drawn in pastel of what look much like a single cell can also be imagined at the largest scale of planetary evolution. The viewer is invited to view each piece and bring it into movement. What were the stages before or the shifting or stirring that occurs after the captured moment in time? The exhibition includes works in embroidery, a textural medium that suggests that the hand of the artist is much like the hand of the Creator, deeply engaged and invested in the process of becoming.
On view through November 24, 2019
CENTERPOINT GALLERY at Anthroposophy NYC is a multi-use alternative gallery space.
The gallery is open on Thursdays 5-7 pm when an exhibit is in place. Other days, by appointment (212-242-8945).
Kelly Beekman lives and works in Queens, New York. She was an elementary school teacher for the last 15 years, and has stopped teaching to pursue her art on a full-time basis. Recently, she has focused her expressive energy on embroidery, striving to capture the forms and figures from her meditative life. Kelly also enjoys painting, collage, and drawing with colored pencils and pastels. Always finding ways to make her work satisfying for hungry and seeking hearts and eyes, she strives to create surfaces that are rich in color and texture. Kelly has a BA in Fine Art from Bowdoin College and a Master’s degree in Education from Antioch University New England. kellybeekman.com
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