440 Gallery Announce Vicki Behm: A Retrospective

. January 8, 2018

Vicki Behm: A Retrospective runs from January 11 to February 12, and the opening reception is on Saturday, January 13 from 4pm to 7pm.

In the long arc of her career, Vicki Behm has shifted easily between the restrained elegance of architectural commissions to quirky line drawings that immortalize the beauty and sheer joy of extraordinarily ordinary things. Vicki’s hand-drawn journals are treasure troves of personal documentation and convey an intimate, wide-eyed look at a life lived in real time. With much of her artwork, Behm highlights a long love affair with Mexico and its deep folk traditions. Handmade paper, labels of elixirs and ephemera from Oaxaca are collaged into her signature ink drawings. Her Day of the Dead Skeletons—there are a few gangling giants in this show—are more human than ghostly. Vicki’s dramatic installation, 1000 Drawings of NYC, last seen in 2016 at 440 Gallery, will be represented by a selection of drawings that include new works created for this show.

440 Gallery
440 6th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Website: http://www.440gallery.com

Vicki Behm Journals

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