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About Face Show at Loading Dock Gallery
August 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pmFree
Energetic lines and brilliant colors electrify at the Loading Dock Gallery this August. Stephen Beccia and Richard Cross present About Face, a show of contemporary figurative art. Their work explores the human figure and the nature of portraiture. Inspired by Cubism and Pop, About Face experiments with new visual rhythms for the 21st century.
Stephen Beccia lives and works in Hudson Massachusetts. After a career as a musician and writer, he turned his focus to telling stories with images on canvas and paper. “Every painting is a new adventure.” Beccia’s inspirations include such artists as Miro, Basquiat, and Picasso. Expressive geometries and flowing colors are a constant theme. A self-taught painter, Beccia says he’s “searching for a world of design and color that does not yet exist.” Beccia has displayed and sold his art in several New England galleries, businesses, and exhibits.
Richard Cross works in illustrations, paint, and mixed media. Like Beccia, Cross is self-taught and loves to experiment. Inspired by Pop Art, with a gritty cast, his work is sharp-edged, transforming familiar images with intense color and agitated line. Many of his pieces include a nod to film noir. He combines aggressive color, stark line, and grungy filth with exacting precision to produce pieces that are both off-putting and vulnerable. “My goal is to generate a subtle anxiousness within the viewer.” Cross lives in Billerica and is a member artist at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell. He has shown in galleries around Boston, Somerville, and Worcester.
About Face runs August 4-29, 2021. Meet the artists August 7, 3-5 pm. Find Loading Dock Gallery at 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA 01851. Open Wednesday – Saturday 12-5:30 pm, and Sunday 12-4 pm. For more information, call 978-415-9889 or visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com