Noah Becker "Phillip IV in the Costume of Tim Tebow"
Noah Becker "Phillip IV in the Costume of Tim Tebow", 2012, 20 x 15 inches, oil on canvas
- Back Gallery Project is pleased to announce an exhibition of oil paintings by Victoria-born, New York-based artist Noah Becker. This exhibition, entitled For Men Who Appreciate History, opens May 8 with a reception from 6:00-8:00 pm with the artist in attendance and will continue through May 29. This will be the artist's second solo exhibition with the Back Gallery Project.
Noah Becker’s interest in masterworks from different art historical periods is the foundation upon which he has built bold and ordered compositions. His work questions the contemporary relevance of portraiture in the age of digital photography and the ubiquitous “selfie” picture that we have come to embrace as an inherent visual component of life in the twenty-first century by remixing figures from Renaissance and 19th century canonical works as well as advertisements from the 1960s and 70s with contemporary celebrity and sports icons.