“Paintings are bizzare spaces, they work as windows and objects, they make references and experiences. You cannot eat paintings and they very rarely raise the GDP, but they embody the quirks of human psychology, including both the genius and ridiculousness of abstract thought. How many games of tic-tac-toe can be played? How many paintings can be made? It’s just semantics… and syntax. A lot comes out of nothing.”
Caleb Beck is an artist living in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a BFA in Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University and a MFA at Tufts / The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He currently runs Baby Blue Gallery in Chicago.
Backspace Gallery is located on the first floor of the Jack Arends Art Building. Northern Illinois University.