Alexandra Becker-Black
"Icons of Awakening"
May 4 - May 30, 2015

Alexandra Becker-Black

"I aspire to capture and connect with an ethereal beauty that transcends reality, whether it is a face that dissolves into empty space or a part of the body that emerges from absolutely nowhere. I draw inspiration from works like Michelangelo’s "Unfinished Slaves," where even in their incomplete state, the forms quietly emerge out of the marble in a manner that is both mysterious and powerful. As a figurative painter, I use the body itself as my emotional medium. Rather than relying on color, I develop dynamic contrasts between light and shadow to express feeling through my work."  - Alexandra Becker-Black