Darren Beck + Alexx Marie Valencia
"LOST PSYCHE, INC."
April 15, 2018
through May 20, 2018
ALEXX MARIE VALENCIA is a writer, researcher, and artist from Rockville, Maryland. In her drawings, she patches together a collection of symbols and specific language to create her own lore. Currently working in NYC, Alexx has recently shown work and participated in readings at Motel, The Picture Room, and Flowers For All Occasions. She plans to relocate to Washington in the fall to focus on research. DARREN BECK - The headbanger recluse exercises in the fields of sculpture, collage, bookmaking and homemade clothing. Darren Beck's work is intermingled with his daily life and music he listens to. This is seen in his work in "LOST PSYCHE, INC." where he chronicles activities frequently engaged in while living in his hometown of Northampton, PA. In his first solo show "DARREN BECK: WEAPONS MADE WHILE WORKING AS A MAINTENANCE MAN (2007-2014)" he exhibited weapons made on the clock over 8 years as an apartment complex maintenance man. Darren Beck was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and currently lives and works in Rockaway Beach, NY. "LOST PSYCHE, INC." Installation view "LOST PSYCHE, INC." Installation view DARREN BECK "Penns Woods - PA BACKWOODS UNDERWORLD cover" 2017 Collage (marker, pen, acrylic, tape, photograph) 8 1/2 x 11 inches DARREN BECK "Remembering Skydog...And the road goes on forever" 2018 Collage on wood panel (Marker, pen, photographs, acrylic, tape, silicone, woodburning, wood) 24 x 17 inches ALEXX MARIE VALENCIA "Stepdaughter's Revenge! (Hungry Bridge)" 2018 Pencil on bristol 14 x 17 inches ALEXX MARIE VALENCIA "Wish Maker" 2018 Pencil on bristol 14 x 17 inches ALEXX MARIE VALENCIA "Nurse Jade's Retirement Plan" 2017 Pencil on bristol 14 x 17 inches DARREN BECK "In Catty, Penna listening to Salisbury by Uriah Heep" 2018 Digital print on wood panel (woodburning) 17 x 24 inches "LOST PSYCHE, INC." Installation view DARREN BECK "Walking Around Town" 2018 Collage on wood panel (Marker, pen, photographs, acrylic, tape, silicone, woodburning, wood) 24 x 17 inches "LOST PSYCHE, INC." Installation view "LOST PSYCHE, INC." Installation view ALEXX MARIE VALENCIA "APOLOGY CRIMINAL FAITH (Death Metal Song Drawing)" 2017 Pencil on bristol 11 x 14 inches all photos by Ryan Patrick Krueger
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