Beckley, in this exhibition uses diptychs to juxtapose image and narrative as an avenue to an exalted state. He has been exhibiting for over 30 years and his work is hard, after just reading about it, to describe adequately. This is always a good sign, an artist whose body of work makes you think.
His work is conceptual and uses images to impart a narrative to his audience. Even the static pieces have the feel of a performance.
Beckley's photos have been part of The Venice Biennale, The Paris Biennale, The Whitney Biennial, Document and other exhibitions. His work is in the collections of The Guggenheim, The Whitney, the Smithsonian, The Daimler Collection, the Tate Gallery and others.