hidell brooks gallery is thrilled to be showing the incredible cast glass sculptures by the ultra talented rick beck. rick does not need much introduction for he is well known in the glass world having been teaching at the penland school of craft since 1988. he received a mfa from southern illinois university. in 1994, rick was awarded a visual arts fellowship by the north carolina arts council, followed by a national endowment for the arts regional visual arts fellowship from the southern arts federation in 1995.
my work in glass is a synthesis of human and mechanical form, with an emphasis on formal aspects. i am interested in playing the volumes of mass against the rhythm of the lines described by the threads of the screws and the flutes of the bits. i enjoy interplay of the visual (visceral) versus the verbal (descriptive/technical). the work should challenge the eye and the mind. - rick beck
we are very excited to have rick's glass sculptures in the gallery since we both already have his work in our personal collections. we can now share his glass with our collectors! new sculpture by rick beck is included in our 15th year anniversary exhibition opening on march 15th from 6-9 pm. please call the gallery if you have any questions.