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Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art hosts a screening of “Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck,” September 24 in Charleston.  The film pulls back the curtain on one of the United States’s most accomplished and original yet least-known working artists. A master sculptor, carver, and painter, David Beck works in a fantastical genre all his own, creating intricate worlds, alive with observations of the world we know. “Curious Worlds” captures Beck at work in his studio and reflecting on his process in an intimate portrait illuminating what it takes to create a masterwork: extraordinary ideas, an almost eerie ability to focus on the work, and, patience. The only artist to have three solo exhibits at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, David Beck comes across as the smartest, most creative guy you knew in high school. The film begins at 8pm. Free popcorn from The Daily.