Video walkthrough of Tad Beck's exhibition "Eyes of" at Grant Wahlquist Gallery. “Eyes of” marks the debut of a new body of photographs with the same title, each of which is an abstract portrait of an artist whose vision has shaped or inspired Beck’s own. “Eyes of” continues Beck’s signature strategy of “re-photography”—creating images that are the product of an iterative process of taking pictures of pictures. For the initial exposure, Beck takes a still-life photograph of eyeglasses lent by the portrait’s subject against a checkerboard backdrop. He then prints out the still-life and re- photographs it through the glasses’ lenses and creates a new print. Beck repeats the process until the glasses are barely or not at all legible, each time experimenting with the lenses’ orientation and their distance from the camera’s lens. The resulting works are the largest abstract works Beck has made to date. This exhibition includes nine works from “Eyes of”—the series is larger and remains ongoing—made with the gracious participation of Alison Hildreth, Andrea Zittel, Charles Atlas, Dean Sameshima, John O’Reilly, Michael Stipe, Nyeema Morgan, Sharon Lockhart, and Wayne Koestenbaum. For more information visit grantwahlquist.com/tad-beck-eyes-of.