Ken Beck

The Boston Globe: Critic's Tip  October 8, 1987



The bears of Ken Beck's latest series of paintings, com­

pleted this year, resemble monumental animal statuary,

but not quite; humans 'in animal costume - somewhat;

children's playthings c6me to life. almost. In brief these

bruins are the artist's invention, both fanciful and reso­

nant, stemming from psychic associations with childhood

and the ambivalence of our attitudes toward the animal

kingdom. The first showing of "Ken Beck: Bears," holds

forth at Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury St., through October,

combining anew these ursine themes. (In photo: "Annah,"

an oil by Ken Beck)                                             Robert Taylor


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