In Residence:
April 23, 2018 - May 23, 2018
Visual Art
United States

Jarrod Beck has created outdoor sculptures for Socrates Sculpture Park (Astoria, NY), Sara D. Roosevelt Park (NY, NY), Calder Plaza (Grand Rapids, MI) and the Anti-Defamation League (Omaha, NE); installations at the Lever House, Smack Mellon, Wave Hill, Abrons Art Center, South Street Seaport Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Instituto Cervantes, Rhode Island School of Design, Stony Brook University, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Cape Cod National Seashore and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. His drawings are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.  He has been a Visiting Artist at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn and Sculpture Trails (Solsberry, IN) and has been an artist-in-residence at Dieu Donné Papermill, The Yard, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, MacDowell Colony, Fine Arts Work Center, Yaddo, Sculpture Space, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Lower East Side Printshop, Vermont Studio Center, Siena Art Institute and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.  Beck was a 2017 finalist in the Craft/Sculpture category of the NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship and was in residence at Rice University’s Moody Center for The Arts in 2017. He earned a M.Arch degree from Tulane University and a MFA from the University of Texas at Austin.

The full rotation of the Moon is movement score for a series of paper pulp, blown glass and cast aluminum elements in concert with elements from the collection of the Watermill Center. The choreography focuses on a section of the artist’s text The Moon in which the crust of the Moon has been peeled away and presented as artifacts back on earth. The full rotation of the Moon will be presented as an installation and outdoor procession in and around the Watermill Center.

photo © Etienne Frossard

In Process @ The Watermill Center invites the community to engage with our Artists-in-Residence on Saturday afternoons through open rehearsals, workshops, studio visits, lectures or artist talks.

Watermill’s mission is to provide artists and thinkers the opportunity to focus on the development of their work and practice. Artists-in-Residence have gone on to perform at venues and festivals including the New Museum, Roulette, PS122, American Realness, Clocktower Gallery, Performa, Vienna’s Donaufestival, Kampnagel in Hamburg, CPR – Center for Performance Research, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

May 12, 2018

photos © Maria Baranova-Suzuki

In Process | Jarrod Beck