Bearden 100

#82 Poem For Faraway - No Date
By Romare Bearden

Selected by Kimberly M. Becoat

Poem For Faraway - No Date

The root of collage work, is thinking in the abstract;  planning the design and structure of a piece. It is no surprise that Beardon was a master in this aspect as well. His intensity is carried out in his use of sublte washes of color and layers that invite you into the abstraction and the expression of the story in the work - and that is the hardest part - giving spirt and story to ones emotions without a concrete visual. Again...a master of all mediums. This piece is one of my favorites.

Kimberly M. Becoat

Mixed Media Artist
Brooklyn, NY

Divination of the Flame, 2010 3ft x 5ft, acrylic,burned paper,lace and charcoal on canvas [Private Collector]

Kimberly Becoat is a native to New York City growing up in East Harlem. Her work has been exhibited recently at the See Gallery in Montclair, New Jersey, Caribbean Cultural Center in New York, Bloomingdale's, Soho in New York, The Skylight Gallery, in Brooklyn, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn, NY and Deutsche Bank in New York City to name a few. Some past group exhibitions include Excavating Motherhood, Brooklyn Artist Gym Gallery (BAG) Brooklyn, NY, Neighborhood Divas, Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Challenge Art Exhibition, Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY,Women’s Views on Masculinity, U.F.A. Gallery, NY Black Male National Arts Club, NY.

Kimberly's art incorporates layers drawings and painting with found/recycled objects as well as work developed in commercial driven advertising styled paintings with elements of graffiti text playing back on language as a visual resource in connecting to the viewer.

In addition, she has also taught and served as a Program Manager in Art Education in various schools within the New York Department of Education,  developing and creating new curriculum standards for visual arts programs,as well as mentoring youth in art based nonprofits.

Kimberly is presently residing  in Brooklyn, NY.

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