Steven Beckly
There’s a land that I heard of

nail polish on inkjet print
10″ x 14″
edition of 20


“Steven Beckly is magic.  To be precise, he is a magician when it comes to capturing light; not only from the technical stand point of making an exposure, but from rendering light as subject. Beckly’s There’s a land that I heard of explores and uses light in the manner in which he so beautifully does throughout his practice and in so doing plays with and cultivates the poetics of both desire and intimacy.  The wood paneling, a teenage memory, of a suburban basement caught in the warm glow of early fall afterschool light. There are no ruby slippers to be found over this rainbow, but rather a dusting of glitter and that which exists outside of the photographic frame: a pot of gold that for many of us in the LGBT community, over the past forty years, is Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.”
-Chris Ironside
Co-Chair, ArtAttack Curatorial Committee


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Steven Beckly is a Toronto-based artist and photographer. Recent solo exhibitions include Meirenyu at Daniel Faria Gallery (Toronto) and A tender touch can bend the straightest of things at Eastern Edge Gallery (St. John’s). Active in the local arts and queer communities, Beckly has donated artwork to the AIDS Committee of Toronto, LGBT Youthline and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. His work has been published and reviewed in Artforum, Border Crossings, C Magazine and Canadian Art. Beckly received his MFA from the University of Guelph.

artwork courtesy of the artist and Daniel Faria Gallery
framing courtesy of Akasha Art Projects
printing by Image Foundry