“Julie Becker: I must create a Master Piece to pay the Rent”

“Encompassing installations, sculpture, drawings, photographs, and video, staged photography, and drawing, her oeuvre offers a disjointed, but nevertheless potent narrative of precarious lives in 1990s Los Angeles.”

L.A.-based artist Julie Becker, who died at age 43 in 2016, created a heterogeneous body of work that now seems to anticipate such recent art as Samara Golden’s surreal interiors and Bunny Rogers’s explorations of personal and public trauma. Encompassing installation, sculpture, drawing, video, and photography, and blending story lines taken from real life, classic movies, and her own imagination, Becker’s oeuvre offers a disjointed, but nevertheless potent narrative of precarious lives in 1990s Los Angeles.