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The Story of Robert Buck / Ah, Pray, Coo /
Jeremy Biles


/ The text beckons. It is an invitation to play—with knives. A temptation to cut, and to come after the cut, après coup, here at the beginning of a true-crime story that will unravel itself with too much pleasure. / Fall 2005 finds me at dinner with a friend / the one who murmurs in your ear, who takes you out... [Read More]
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/ The text beckons. It is an invitation to play—with knives. A temptation to cut, and to come after the cut, après coup, here at the beginning of a true-crime story that will unravel itself with too much pleasure. / Fall 2005 finds me at dinner with a friend / the one who murmurs in your ear, who takes you out... [Read More]

Robert Beck / Robert Buck
Rebecca Cleman


Robert Buck, formerly Robert Beck, is most known for his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations, and for his precise use of materials, ranging from traditional art supplies to such non-art materials as mortician’s wax, latent ... [Read More]
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Robert Buck, formerly Robert Beck, is most known for his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations, and for his precise use of materials, ranging from traditional art supplies to such non-art materials as mortician’s wax, latent ... [Read More]

Robert Beck’s “dust”
Robert Hobbs


In his above statement critic Hal Foster observes trauma discourse’s ability to reconcile two distinctly different worldviews. First, this discourse acknowledges poststructuralists’ profound skepticism regarding humanistic values, coupled with their reluctance to accept empiricism as a valid means for understanding the self. And second, it permits disadvantaged minorities to communicate their suffering as... [Read More]
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In his above statement critic Hal Foster observes trauma discourse’s ability to reconcile two distinctly different worldviews. First, this discourse acknowledges poststructuralists’ profound skepticism regarding humanistic values, coupled with their reluctance to accept empiricism as a valid means for understanding the self. And second, it permits disadvantaged minorities to communicate their suffering as... [Read More]

RB probablement
Bill Horrigan


I was introduced to Robert Beck through his work in video, both as an artist and producer, at the end of the 1980’s, around the time suspicions began to be voiced that the days were numbered for video as a discrete autonomous zone. Having by then “run away from film theory” just about as far... [Read More]
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I was introduced to Robert Beck through his work in video, both as an artist and producer, at the end of the 1980’s, around the time suspicions began to be voiced that the days were numbered for video as a discrete autonomous zone. Having by then “run away from film theory” just about as far... [Read More]

The Feeling of Power
Adam Knee


One significant facet of AIDS culture has been the utilization of art for very immediate political ends; Douglas Crimp and Adam Rolston have, for example, recently documented the widespread activity of graphic artists associated with the New York group ACT UP (the AIDS coalition to Unleash Power).... [Read More]
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One significant facet of AIDS culture has been the utilization of art for very immediate political ends; Douglas Crimp and Adam Rolston have, for example, recently documented the widespread activity of graphic artists associated with the New York group ACT UP (the AIDS coalition to Unleash Power).... [Read More]

Robert Beck
Helen Molesworth


As I write this we are at war. We were at war when I went to visit Robert Beck in his studio a few weeks ago on a particularly ambiguous cloudy and sunny spring morning. It’s hard to remember that we’re at war from a desk in Columbus, Ohio or a studio in the East Village. But if you travel through ... [Read More]
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As I write this we are at war. We were at war when I went to visit Robert Beck in his studio a few weeks ago on a particularly ambiguous cloudy and sunny spring morning. It’s hard to remember that we’re at war from a desk in Columbus, Ohio or a studio in the East Village. But if you travel through ... [Read More]

Like Weather
Kevin Moore


Imagine an art that is more like nature, art you walk through, feel in your nostrils, get doused by. But imagine this art––as so many temporal moments and sensations—objectified, contained, whole. Such is the affect of Robert Buck’s iPaintings, works that exist, as the name suggests, as paintings, yet behave more like mirages: as surfaces approaching and receding, darkening and lightening, containing images—of lightning, eclipses, and smoke—images of ephemeral natural phenomena, by turns revealed and obscured. The iPaintings are also mirage-like. ... [Read More]
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Imagine an art that is more like nature, art you walk through, feel in your nostrils, get doused by. But imagine this art––as so many temporal moments and sensations—objectified, contained, whole. Such is the affect of Robert Buck’s iPaintings, works that exist, as the name suggests, as paintings, yet behave more like mirages: as surfaces approaching and receding, darkening and lightening, containing images—of lightning, eclipses, and smoke—images of ephemeral natural phenomena, by turns revealed and obscured. The iPaintings are also mirage-like. ... [Read More]

KAHPENAKWU Exhibition Notes
Cyrus Saint Amand Poliakoff


Robert Buck heads west. He heads west to the Desert. He heads out west to the Desert to find bits and pieces. Robert Buck heads out west to the Desert to find bits and pieces left behind. He heads out west to the Desert to find bits and pieces left behind by others who went out west before him... [Read More]
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Robert Buck heads west. He heads west to the Desert. He heads out west to the Desert to find bits and pieces. Robert Buck heads out west to the Desert to find bits and pieces left behind. He heads out west to the Desert to find bits and pieces left behind by others who went out west before him... [Read More]

Range
Elizabeth A. T. Smith


When I first saw paintings by Donald Moffett some years ago, I was riveted by their tactility and uncanny evocation of living, breathing things. Likewise, this suite of works on paper created collaboratively by Moffett and Robert Beck in 1997 possesses exquisitely animate and ambiguous qualities. The twenty drawings in the series straddle the line between representation and abstraction in conflating physical, gestural references with a highly controlled ornamental sensibility. They're both sublime and earthly, sacred and profane. Their simultaneous ... [Read More]
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When I first saw paintings by Donald Moffett some years ago, I was riveted by their tactility and uncanny evocation of living, breathing things. Likewise, this suite of works on paper created collaboratively by Moffett and Robert Beck in 1997 possesses exquisitely animate and ambiguous qualities. The twenty drawings in the series straddle the line between representation and abstraction in conflating physical, gestural references with a highly controlled ornamental sensibility. They're both sublime and earthly, sacred and profane. Their simultaneous ... [Read More]

"How Am I to Sign Myself?" The Art of Robert Buck
James Voorhies


On a sidewalk near the entrance to a gallery on East Pender Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, visitors to Robert Buck’s exhibition encounter a makeshift shrine. A motley collection of stuffed animals, scented candles, framed photographs and poems sit alongside fresh carnations, dahlias and lilies. Some flowers are airbrushed bright fuchsia or purple. ... [Read More]
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On a sidewalk near the entrance to a gallery on East Pender Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, visitors to Robert Buck’s exhibition encounter a makeshift shrine. A motley collection of stuffed animals, scented candles, framed photographs and poems sit alongside fresh carnations, dahlias and lilies. Some flowers are airbrushed bright fuchsia or purple. ... [Read More]
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