'robert beck / robert buck' at rennie collection, vancouver

2 March 2013
Robert Beck, born in Baltimore, MD, USA, now lives and works in New York City and far west Texas. In 2007, to mark a development in his artistic practice, Beck undertook a change in his surname by a single vowel to Robert Buck, as acknowledged in the title of the survey exhibition at Rennie Colleciton in Vancouver, 'Robert Beck / Robert Buck: Collected Works'.

Working in various mediums (drawing, sculpture, photography, and video) the artist utilizes many artistic procedures, including appropriation and installation. He has returned repeatedly to the universal themes of family, memory, identity, authorship, and loss. While his own singular experiences are central, the artist wittingly withholds information to solicit the viewer's own unique associations.

His work has been widely exhibited, including exhibitions at the Whitney, New York; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Cleveland Museum; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; and the Wexner Museum, Columbus. Buck's work is represented by CRG Gallery, New York City, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and Nora Fisch Galería, Buenos Aires.

The exhibition runs from 2 March to 8 June 2013.

Rennie Collection, Vancouver.