before twenty sixteen...
and on the forefront, Bekky Beukes is a burgeoning icon in the local art scene.
As the crowd shuffles outside on the porch, the subjects of Beukkes' evocative, otherworldly women beckon with a gaze that's an intriguing mix of vulnerability and power. They resemble what Margaret Keane's big-eyed girls would look like in the hands of St. Pete's Pale Horse or Aliens artist H. R. Giger. The richly hued portraits are part of Pieces, a collection so illustratively rendered that they seem digital at first glance." - Julie Garisto, Creative Loafing