Joshua Liner Gallery is proud to announce Arno Beck’s inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery, Screengrabs. Beck will present new typewriter drawings alongside his conceptual drawings from the Bitmaps and Unpainted series.
As the exhibition title suggests, Screengrabs attempts to capture the transient and intangible nature of digital media, by bringing “screen-based impressions into physical, haptic existence.” In order to transfer on-screen material into physical space, Beck begins by creating a draft on a computer. This preliminary work helps the artist determine the best way to translate digital images onto paper using traditional modes of production. Some of Beck’s frequent artmaking techniques include woodblock printing, pen and ink drawing, acrylic painting, in addition to less traditional ones, like using a typewriter to create photographic black and white drawings. Beck’s interplay between the handmade and the digital, seeks to “humanize technology and welcome the glitches of the handmade—the error is part of the beauty.”
Screengrabs opens on November 21 with a reception for the artist from 6-8pm.