KELSEY BECKETT “Contrast” December 15th, 2018 – January 19th, 2019 Opening Reception with the Artist: December 15th, 2018
“Contrast is an attempt to take on or explore the archetypes, stereotypes, or negative associations typically imposed upon women. While most of these themes exist on personal levels, connected deeply within each subject, some are positive ideations, while others are harmful and acutely destructive. Certain judgements are placed on women, and they can heavily contrast with ones own sense of self, sometimes in destructive ways. Color and symbolism are used throughout to aid in telling each subjects story, and the viewers own state of mind is essential in breathing life into the work. ” – Kelsey Beckett ABOUT KELSEY BECKETT Kelsey Beckett is a 28 year old oil painter living and working in Michigan. She has shown throughout numerous galleries in the country, mostly in California and New York. Her work focuses on portraiture and the female figure, and attempts to depict intimate subject matter through color, composition, and symbolism.