|The Boston Globe: Critic's Tip October 8, 1987|
The bears of Ken Beck's latest series of paintings, com
this year, resemble monumental animal statuary,
not quite; humans 'in animal costume
playthings c6me to life. almost. In brief these
bruins are the artist's invention, both fanciful and reso
stemming from psychic associations with childhood
the ambivalence of our attitudes toward the animal
The first showing of "Ken Beck: Bears," holds
at Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury St., through October,
anew these ursine themes. (In photo: "Annah,"
oil by Ken Beck)
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