Billy Bob Beamer
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Billy Bob Beamer's artwork usually occupies an area the physical size of a post-it note or two. The artwork unusually exists on a few planes...viewed from arm's length as an interesting image....viewed up close, like you might lean into a painting on a wall....and viewed under a glass for magnification, the unfolding begins. From arm's length, it's easy to imagine seeing motion or flashes of color, especially after a studied look. Leaning in, awareness begins of life just under the visual surface, a movement of line that somehow hasn't stopped when Beamer lifted his pencil.

Under magnification, the image explodes like glass in a box shaken, the image expanding first in your field of vision and then in your mind to somehow envelop you.
Beamer has sent an amazing amount of his art here...I hope one day to photograph it properly and display it on the site in a manner appropriate. The work is extremely difficult to photograph properly. These works are staggeringly forceful when in your hand.

Very special assist on this work by Alison Hall, Professor of Painting and Drawing at Hollins University

The three images below are about actual size of the actual work. Click the top, middle or bottom right to see detail of the amazing  work.

The image below is about life size of the actual work. Click the bottom neck area or bottom right to see detail of the amazing  work.

Although physically these works are small, the images here are large files to approximate viewing under magnification and will take a long time to download over dial-up, less with broadband. If you click on an image, expect a wait.

This piece is titled Landing Lights. It is the single most powerful piece of work I've seen by Beamer. I am at a loss to describe in text its impact.
Below are detail shots of some of the above works. Be prepared for a wait to open unless you have broadband