"C. Beck" by Deb Wallwork & Mike Hazard
Showing 21 April - 16 July 2023
C. Beck is a portrait of the late Minnesota artist, Charles Beck, created by Deb Wallwork and Mike Hazard.
We see Beck at work in his studio in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and painting in the countryside nearby. He speaks about the patterns of nature, the beauty of art, and scavenging materials. We see Beck chopping wood, carving a woodblock for a new woodcut, and speaking about seeing things.
In the film he hangs a new print of a tulip—a subject he had never been interested in before—saying, "We just had a couple tulips out there that Joyce had gotten. I happened to look inside one and boy, it was like an art exhibit, just looking inside of a tulip. Just beautiful. Of course, I simplified it quite a bit."
This portrait was created with support from Charles and Joyce Beck, James O'Rourke, Les Skoropat, Mark Strand, Jonathan Harper, Ken Friberg, Amy Sharpe, Bob Carls, Red Eye Video, and Thom Tammaro.
The Rourke proudly presents the work of a new filmmaker every two months thanks to the expert curation of Raymond Rea.
Raymond Rea is a transmale filmmaker and writer whose work has been screened nationally and internationally at festivals and in educational settings, including (but not limited to): the San Francisco International Film Festival (Frameline), MIX NYC, MIX Mexico, Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, BFI London, Outfest, Inside Out, Translations, the Seattle Transgender Film Festival, the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. His experimental work has also screened at microcinemas including Echo Park Film Center, The Nightingale, Indie Memphis, Artist's Television Access. His writing has been produced at the EXIT Theatre in San Francisco and Theatre B in Moorhead, Minnesota.
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