September 7 – October 15, 2022

Jeffery Becton: Meditations on Ambivalence

Artist’s Reception: Wednesday, September 7 from 5–7pm

Jeffery Becton: Meditations on Ambivalence presents a selection of Becton’s large-scale provocative photomontages. His work plays with the borders between dream and reality, interior and exterior—walls, floors, and ceilings open to the elements—and to the imagination.

Fine Art Printing on Aluminum  Becton uses an archival fine art printing technique called dye-sublimation to print his photomontages. Each print is carefully proofed by Becton to guarantee the quality of the artwork. The image is first printed onto a transfer paper using inkjet technology, and adhered to a pre-treated sheet of aluminum. The dyes are then infused into the aluminum via heat transfer. Once the dyes submerge underneath the surface, the process is complete and permanent. The prints are archival for up to 65+ years, and tested by Wilhelm imaging research. These semi-gloss fine art aluminum prints retain excellence color density and have minimal glare, so no glass is needed.

White Wood Framing  Becton’s aluminum prints are handsomely floated in a Custom Wood Shadow Box Frame with a 3.5 inch reveal, or a Wood Float Frame with a .25 inch reveal. No glass is used, giving the prints a tactile presence.

Jeffery Becton (b.1947) A pioneer in fine-art photography, Becton received an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 1976. Here he worked on the mainframe computer at Yale’s computer science lab—an experience that primed Becton to welcome the new digital tools in the mid-1980s. By the early 1990s, Becton was experimenting with the layering of visual information, living in year-round in Maine, and creating surreal scenarios evocative of that in-between milieu one inhabits when living by the sea. Becton’s work has been in numerous solo, group, and juried exhibitions, and has been highlighted in national and international publications, including the Royal Academy 2022 Summer Exhibition in London. In 2015, Marshall Wilkes (Ellsworth) published a monograph on Becton’s work, and in 2016, the Bates College Museum of Art held a solo exhibition of Becton’s large-scale monographs that traveled to Tennessee, Florida, and Virginia. Becton’s work is included in the museum collections of Bates College Museum of Art, Farnsworth Museum of Art, and Portland Museum of Art. Becton lives in Deer Isle, Maine, where he maintains a studio.

JEFFERY BECTON
Looking West
photomontage on aluminum
42 x 42 inches
edition of 5
$8800
other sizes available on request JEFFERY BECTON
Waking Up
photomontage on aluminum
20 x 34 inches
$3800
other sizes available on request JEFFERY BECTON
Little Sheep
photomontage on aluminum
15 x 40.25 inches
edition of 10
$4200
other sizes available request JEFFERY BECTON
Blue Calm
photomontage on aluminum
42 x 75 inches
edition of 3
$14,000
other sizes available on request
JEFFERY BECTON
Winter's Room
photomontage on aluminum
22 x 74 inches
edition of 10
$7600
other sizes available on request JEFFERY BECTON
Pandora’s Chest
photomontage on aluminum
30 x 33.75 inches
edition of 12
$4200
other sizes and prices available request JEFFERY BECTON
Grace
photomontage on aluminum
35 x 57 inches
edition of 7
$8400
other sizes available on request JEFFERY BECTON
Looking South
photomontage on aluminum, 22 x 72 inches
edition of 8
$7200
other sizes available on request JEFFERY BECTON
Off Spirit Ledge
photomontage on aluminum
25 x 78 inches
edition of 7
$8,600
other sizes available on request JEFFERY BECTON
The Pilot House
photomontage on aluminum
20 x 30 inches
edition of 12
$4500
other sizes available on request
JEFFERY BECTON
On the Cusp
photomontage on aluminum
30 x 33.75 inches
edition of 12
$5800
other sizes and prices available request JEFFERY BECTON
Ephemera
photomontage on paper
14 x 25 inches
edition of 8
$1600
other sizes sold out JEFFERY BECTON
Scallop Season
photomontage on aluminum
12 x 44.5 inches
edition of 12
$4200
other sizes available request JEFFERY BECTON
Passing Green Ledge
photomontage on aluminum
35 x 78 inches
edition of 3
$12,400
other sizes available on request JEFFERY BECTON
Simple Gifts
photomontage on aluminum, 14 x 44 inches
edition of 9
$4200
other sizes available
Prices on request
JEFFERY BECTON Looking West photomontage on aluminum 42 x 42 inches edition of 5 $8800 other sizes available on request
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JEFFERY BECTON Waking Up photomontage on aluminum 20 x 34 inches $3800 other sizes available on request
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JEFFERY BECTON Little Sheep photomontage on aluminum 15 x 40.25 inches edition of 10 $4200 other sizes available request
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JEFFERY BECTON Blue Calm photomontage on aluminum 42 x 75 inches edition of 3 $14,000 other sizes available on request
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JEFFERY BECTON Winter's Room photomontage on aluminum 22 x 74 inches edition of 10 $7600 other sizes available on request
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JEFFERY BECTON Pandora’s Chest photomontage on aluminum 30 x 33.75 inches edition of 12 $4200 other sizes and prices available request
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JEFFERY BECTON Grace photomontage on aluminum 35 x 57 inches edition of 7 $8400 other sizes available on request
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JEFFERY BECTON Looking South photomontage on aluminum, 22 x 72 inches edition of 8 $7200 other sizes available on request
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JEFFERY BECTON Off Spirit Ledge photomontage on aluminum 25 x 78 inches edition of 7 $8,600 other sizes available on request
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JEFFERY BECTON The Pilot House photomontage on aluminum 20 x 30 inches edition of 12 $4500 other sizes available on request
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JEFFERY BECTON On the Cusp photomontage on aluminum 30 x 33.75 inches edition of 12 $5800 other sizes and prices available request
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JEFFERY BECTON Ephemera photomontage on paper 14 x 25 inches edition of 8 $1600 other sizes sold out
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JEFFERY BECTON Scallop Season photomontage on aluminum 12 x 44.5 inches edition of 12 $4200 other sizes available request
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JEFFERY BECTON Passing Green Ledge photomontage on aluminum 35 x 78 inches edition of 3 $12,400 other sizes available on request
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JEFFERY BECTON Simple Gifts photomontage on aluminum, 14 x 44 inches edition of 9 $4200 other sizes available Prices on request
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