March 2009
Interview Magazine
  
RACHEL BEACH PAINTS THE RAINBOW IN BROOKLYN
Steve Pulimood

Rachel Beach makes sculptural abstractions for which Tomma Abts' art is a relevant comparison, although their working methods are vastly different. Beach, a Yale MFA in painting, relies on marquetry: She cuts various shapes into wood, covers them with veneers, and then paints their edges...
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March 2009
ARTCAT

RACHEL BEACH AT LIKE THE SPICE
Christopher Reiger

Towers and Portals, at Like the Spice Gallery, is Rachel Beach's second solo exhibition in New York. Beach's seductive sculpture-paintings are postmodern, playful explorations of relativistic perception. Using oil paint and a technique called veneered marquetry, the artist creates trompe-l'oeil forms that easily segue from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional reading and likewise maneuver between ornamentation and cleverly subversive commentary. Remarkably, the works are as sincere as they are arch...read more
 

 

January 2009
New City Chicago

RACHEL BEACH; "RABBIT HOLE"
Kate Powell
In Lewis Carroll’s "Alice in Wonderland," Alice explains in a world of her making, "Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't." Rachel Beach has constructed such a world with her thirteen works in the exhibition "Rachel Beach: Rabbit Hole," the title a reference to Carroll’s "Wonderland." In this current exhibition...read more

 

April 2008
The Brooklyn Rail
FLIP: RACHEL BEACH AND NORA HERTING
Hrag Vartanian

The scrappy little gallery on Roebling named Like the Spice likes to take aesthetic chances, showing art that predominantly expresses a die-hard optimism that is both fresh and youthful. Its latest show, Flip, brings together two artists, Rachel Beach and Nora Herting, who are completely immersed in a world of decoration and design. While they share some commonalities, they diverge in their approach and success... read more

 

January 2008
flavorpill

RACHEL BEACH--"RABBIT HOLE"
Courson, Patricia.
 
Art : Sculpture, Rachel Beach: Rabbit Hole. Canadian artist Rachel Beach crafts wood sculptures that radiate a bewitching energy. Wall-mounted, the pieces resemble paintings with their accents of colorful veneer and oil paint. Her piece London Bridge is a disorienting array of odd angles, while Evergreen has the graceful presence of a musical note...
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October 2008
Wagmag

FLIP-LIKE THE SPICE
Who would have thought that Rachel Beach’s architectonic reliefs and Nora Herting’s rollicking cheerleaders would make such a lovely couple? Evidently the good eyes at Like the Spice did, and, boy, were they right...read more