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Vicki Behm: A Retrospective

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Vicki Behm: A Retrospective

440 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
January 11th - February 12th
Opening: January 13th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.440gallery.com
EMAIL:  
Show@440gallery.com
PHONE:  
718-499-3844
OPEN HOURS:  
Thursday/Friday, 4-7pm, Sat/Sun, 11-7pm
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

This is a gallery-wide solo exhibition.   In the long arc of her career, Vicki Behm has shifted easily between the restrained elegance of architectural commissions to quirky line drawings that immortalize the beauty and sheer joy of extraordinarily ordinary things. Vicki’s hand-drawn journals are treasure troves of personal documentation and convey an intimate, wide-eyed look at a life lived in real time. With much of her artwork, Behm highlights a long love affair with Mexico and its deep folk traditions. Handmade paper, labels of elixirs and ephemera from Oaxaca are collaged into her signature ink drawings. Her Day of the Dead Skeletons—there are a few gangling giants in this show—are more human than ghostly. Vicki’s dramatic installation, 1000 Drawings of NYC, last seen in 2016 at 440 Gallery, will be represented by a selection of drawings that include new works created for this show.