Lisa Beck: Space-time

November 12, 2022 - January 13, 2023

“For me, there's always an abstractive impulse, and a descriptive impulse. I don't see these as opposite really, but rather two sides of the same coin.”

Diane Rosenstein Gallery announces Space-time, a solo exhibition by Lisa Beck. The artist, who is based in Brooklyn, has shown her work extensively for the past forty years in New York and Europe. We are honored to host Lisa Beck’s inaugural exhibition in Los Angeles. 


The exhibition is comprised of new work as well as selected pieces from 2012–2019, including painting, sculpture, and installation, often in combination.  Beck’s works will inhabit the gallery in a dynamic installation that includes floor placements; suspended sculptures and double-sided paintings; and works that take place in corners of the gallery.  


Space-time embodies the idea that artworks can function as transcendental objects. Many of Beck’s works employ reflective materials such as mylar, mirror, aluminum leaf, metals, and polished acrylic. They look different from different angles as the viewer moves, highlighting the act of perception and providing a glimpse of the flux that is present behind the facade of solidity and continuity of matter. The circle, in all its many references – atoms, stars, cells, voids – is a frequent element in her work.  


Lisa Beck (USA, b. 1958) has exhibited her work in the US and Europe since the 1980s, including seven solo exhibitions at Feature, New York (1992-2012). Recent solo exhibitions include Always Now, at The Suburban, Milwaukee (2019) and Rising and Falling, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NYC (2017). Her work is currently included in Parallax: Framing the Cosmos, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY; and a two-artist exhibition (with Andrea Belag) at Kristen Lorello, NYC. She has participated in numerous exhibitions at venues including MoMA PS1, NYC; Musee d’Art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO), Geneva, Switzerland; New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut; and White Columns (NYC). Endless, a survey of Beck’s works from 1986-2012, was presented in Lyon, France (2012-13); and a monograph, The Middle of Everywhere, was published in France in 2015. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (1980), and is the recipient of several awards, residencies, and fellowships, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2021), the Yaddo Residency (2021), and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Studio Residency (2012-2013).


Diane Rosenstein thanks Nathalie Karg Gallery for their assistance and support of this exhibition. 

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