Sometimes the best way to get to know someone is by spending a little time with them on the dance floor. That is how I was first introduced to the sculptor Rachel Beach. Beach and I became increasingly dedicated to dance as the hits piled up at a studio party in Bushwick a few years back. By the time "Raspberry Beret" came on I was sure that I liked her as much as I already liked her sculptures. Just a few weeks before the end of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, I made a visit to Beach's year-long studio in Dumbo. Final coats of paint were being worked out on the surfaces of her larger pieces, while her smaller sculptures stood tall in the background like a tree-lined horizon. Rachel makes use of every inch of her studio. I hopped from one corner to the next, careful not to disrupt her workspace, while I acquainted myself with her lengthy processes and we began our day of drawing and talking things over.
solo presentation at EXPO CHICAGO