A collaboration and exploration of materials, process, and perception - that is the best way to describe Joe Beddall’s approach to art making.
An installation titled “Now You See It” in the main gallery incorporates moiré patterns that appear and shift as the viewer moves around it. Three painted fiberglass screen panels are stretched from floor to ceiling and the combination creates illusions of depth and motion, engaging the audience in a visual experience begging to be explored. This paint on screen technique is examined in additional pieces in the exhibit as well as an invented process Beddall calls “Waterworks.” These pieces are on sheet aluminum and are produced under water. This body of work is created by collaborating with nature, harnessing its energy to give it visual form.