Becky Behar’s art focuses on motherhood, domestic life and the link between generations. Her still lifes and portraits are suffused with light, reminiscent of Old Masters. Her impactful photographs elevate the everyday to evoke stories beyond the image.
Her Seeing You, Seeing Me series is a photographic collaboration between her then 21-year-old daughter, Leah, and herself.
Becky explains, “With Seeing You, Seeing Me, I slow time with intent. I dress Leah in my clothing and pose her with personal artifacts. In doing so, I reflect upon what gets passed from one generation to the next. I portray the traditions and morals that I hope to leave with her. Alongside the portraits, there are still lifes that also act as portraits in their own way. The fruits and flowers matured, yet they remain vibrant and fragrant.
Inspired by Dutch artists, particularly Vermeer, I attempt to create images that capture a fleeting and pivotal moment in time – the still of life as my daughter stands on the cusp of adulthood and I witness the passing of time.”
For more information, see https://beckybehar.com
An in-person reception will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm