2016-03-0910:00 AM

Shelley A. Sackett reviews Curious Worlds for the 2016 Salem Film Fest in Salem, MA.

2016-01-3110:00 AM

John Yau reviews David Beck's NY exhibit for Hyperallergenic

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“I’m fascinated with what scale is in his hand, and how far he can take it. And how tiny the needle is that he can thread ... there is a performative aspect there, a kind of Houdini in David's handling of scale.”

— Elizabeth King, artist

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"Water" 7 1/4" x 3" x 2 3/4". Carved Boxwood. Asked to describe this recent piece, here's the humorous, quintessential-David Beck comment: "By turni…
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by John Yau, Jan 31, 2016 Absurdity and loneliness embrace each other in David Beck’s diminutive, meticulously detailed dioramas. A large selection o…
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“I’m not reproducing nature ... that’s not something I’m even interested in doing. I’m using it as like a springboard, like a romantic version in a sense.”

— David Beck


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Olympia Stone

Olympia Stone is an award-winning independent producer of documentary films about art and artists.  In April 2015, her documentary Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck, a portrait of a largely unknown artistic genius, premiered at the prestigious Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC and is currently being screened across the country and internationally. Olympia’s previous film, about the artist James Grashow, The Cardboard Bernini (2012), charts the artist's exhilarating quest to create an intricately detailed cardboard version of the Trevi fountain. The film was broadcast nationwide on PBS, it won Best Documentary at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival 2013, and was an official selection at Sebastopol, Santa Fe and 18 other festivals. Her first independent film, The Collector: Allan Stone’s Life in Art (2007) chronicles the obsessive collecting of her father, a New York art world gallerist whose habits and prescient scouting shaped his life and the lives of many in his artfully cluttered orbit.

“Everything dissolves in eternity.
I’d like to speak to that.”

— James Grashow




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