ARTISTS: Jeffery Becton
AUTHORS: Carl Little, Dan Mills, Peter Plagens, Deborah Weisgall
DESIGNER: Karin Marshall Wilkes
PUBLISHER: Marshall Wilkes Ellsworth, ME
DETAILS: Hardcover, 108 pages, [12 ½ x 10 ¼ in dimensions], [108 color images]
EXHIBITION: The View Out His Window: Photographs by Jeffery Becton
DATES: November 6, 2015 – March 26, 2016
A pioneer of in the field of fine-art photography, Jeffery Becton creates provocative montages, often playing with the borders between dream and reality, interior and exterior, abstraction and representation. Author Carl Little offers a compelling account of Becton's progress as an artist, from his studies in graphic design and photography at Yale in the 1970s to the creation of his signature digital montages over the past 25 years. He explores Becton's fascination with vintage New England houses and their furnishings, and how the artist draws upon his surroundings on the coast of Maine and elsewhere to create surreal scenarios than hark back to René Magritte as well as Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. Contributions by art writer and novelist Deborah Weisgall; Dan Mills, director of the Bates College Museum of Art; and art critic Peter Plagens help complete this portrait of a master of photo-based art.