On View January 30 - February 22, 2023
Becky Behar’s richly choreographed portraits and still lifes investigate motherhood, the passage of time, and what we carry through generations. Behar began photographing her three children as they became adults. The compositions reflect embellished autobiographical and fictional narratives about their transition to adulthood and Behar’s shifting identity. With incandescent subject matter emerging from rich shadows, the photographs evoke Dutch oil paintings, replete with symbols of transience, family, and faith. Behar punctuates the portraits with still lifes that mark the contemporary, rendering plastic bags luminous amongst cherries and figs. Here, home is an idea, not a place.
Becky Behar is a photo-based artist born in Colombia and now living in the suburbs of Boston. Behar has exhibited at national and international galleries, including solo exhibitions with the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA), Workspace Gallery (Lincoln, NE), and Concord Free Public Library (Concord, MA), where she was an Artist in Residence. This experience allowed her to tailor the exhibition to the venue and teach photography workshops for young adults. Her group exhibitions include the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts (Providence, RI), Photographic Resource Center (Cambridge, MA), Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia, PA), and FotoNostrum Gallery (Barcelona, Spain). Behar’s work has been featured in A Photo Editor, Float Photo Magazine, Fraction Magazine, The Boston Globe, Jewish Boston, and What Will You Remember?
Behar has received widespread recognition for her photography. She is a 2021 recipient of the 16th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, a 2020 Photolucida Critical Mass top 200 finalist, and a 2020 finalist for the Griffin Museum of Photography’s John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship. Behar is a 2022 recipient of a Concord Cultural Council Grant, as part of the Mass Cultural Council Grant program.
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, January 26, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the WSRC | In celebration of the opening of Interlaced, Becky Behar will discuss her process, current studio practice, and the photographs on view in the Kniznick Gallery, January 30 – February 22, 2023. The artist talk will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Artist-Guided Tour: Wednesday, February 8, 12:00 p.m. at the WSRC | Join artist Becky Behar on a guided tour of her solo exhibition, Interlaced. Behar will discuss her influences and the context and process behind the exhibited works.