Landen Beckner

An image of a performance art piece, with a person standing in front of a sheet on a clothes line with projected white/purple/blue/red/yellow texture images, in an outdoor setting.
Of Being An AngelLanden Beckner, Noelle Huser, Justin Matousek, Austin Slominski, and Olivia PillidgeLocation: Jon and Sanders’ farm up the Rattlesnake, Missoula MTRun time: 20 min2018
Image courtesy of Donal Lakatua
An image of a performance art piece, with a person standing in front of a sheet on a clothes line with projected white/purple/blue/red/yellow texture images, in an outdoor setting.
Of Being An AngelLanden Beckner, Noelle Huser, Justin Matousek, Austin Slominski, and Olivia PillidgeLocation: Jon and Sanders’ farm up the Rattlesnake, Missoula MTRun time: 20 min2018
Image courtesy of Donal Lakatua
An image of a black/white/purple drawing on found schematics.
Unamed FragmentSeries: "These are all images of drawings to be destroyed"Mixed media on found schematics17" x 30"2019
Image courtesy of artist
An image of a black and white drawing on found schematics.
Unamed FragmentSeries: "These are all images of drawings to be destroyed"Mixed media on found schematics17" x 30"2019
Image courtesy of artist
An image of a performance piece involving a person covered in red paint, with a white shirt holding a red balloon, indoors, surrounded by a crowd.
Pop!Noelle Huser, Julia Burkhart, Koby Silverman, Landen Beckner, and NatalitaLocation: Wave & Circuit Run Time: 40 min2018
Image courtesy of Donal Lakatua
An image of a performance piece involving two person drawing on each other in red paint, with white shirts.
Pop!Noelle Huser, Julia Burkhart, Koby Silverman, Landen Beckner, and NatalitaLocation: Wave & Circuit Run Time: 40 min2018
Image courtesy of Donal Lakatua

Same person, constant variable - always the “work”, never the same person.

The work of Landen Beckner is like many of the poetic objects he finds - waiting for meaning stick and then simply fall back off. Blending poetry, performance, and atmosphere, Beckner’s celebrates a legacy of Dada, happenings, conceptual minimalism, and jazz.

Take another look. Reexamine how your thinking got you here. Forget what you remember.

-Ian Carstens

Landen Beckner

Landen's current work is focused on the inherent poetics of non-conceptual objects placed into environments that juice from them their own existential limitations.

In addition to being a featured artist with Glass Breakfast you can find Landen Beckner's work on Instagram as well as throughout the Northwest.