Associate Professor of Art Kim Beck talks pot holes, Pittsburgh, and her studio practice (yes, they are related!) on Yale University radio.
Beck’s work spans a variety of media from drawing to installation, looking at ignored landscapes – the outskirts, the suburban, the peripheral – and the changes that take place there. Her often large-scale but sometimes intimate works give a sense of exploration through an everyday environment. She has used skywriting planes to convey messages of a broken economy, made meticulous drawings of half-finished construction sites, life-size silhouettes of billboards, a field guide to weeds, and many other projects which reflect the human influence on the land. At CMU she teaches a variety of foundation and advanced courses in print and 2D media.