Duckett Gallery





From Idea to Icon: the Origin of an Artwork: Rebecca Alston

January 16 – April 18, 2020

Rebecca Alston has explored the concept and meaning of color as well as the world of bio forms from molecular to tectonic. She allows the image to speak with all of its implications — psychologically, environmentally, and musically.  She has had over twenty solo exhibitions in New York, in Japan, in Kansas and Mississippi, some of which have encompassed environmental and public art.  Her numerous group exhibitions have covered the United States as well as London.

Rebecca Alston is an American artist that works in experimental mixed media on canvas, paper, and relief or environmentally. Although growing up on the Gulf Coast, she is based in New York City, where she has lived and worked most of her professional career.

She obtained the BFA from Auburn University, and an MA in Architecture from Kansas State University where she also became Assistant Professor of Design, Environmental Design and Color Theory and Perception. She pursued post-graduate programs at New York University and Harvard University. Her work is in the permanent collection of The National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Mississippi Museum of Art, and others. She has developed projects of innovative design such as the basis of the color system of the interior design of the Nike building in New York City, and an urban plaza design where she won the only award given to an American by the Japanese Government at a prestigious international competition in Osaka. There were over 200 entries from 40 countries.

See some of Rebecca Alston’s at the below links:

About The Albert Duckett Gallery of Art

The Albert Duckett Gallery was completed by the Duckett family in 2004 in honor of their father, an editorial cartoonist for The Chicago Herald and Examiner and other newspapers during the 1930s and 40s. They wanted to establish an area that would remain solely as an art gallery to show uplifting work of quality.

The Gallery usually has four exhibitions a year and has ranged from artists of international status and location, to artists from across the United States, to Mississippi and Coastal artists. Exhibitions have included installations, three-dimensional and two-dimensional work of various mediums, as well as costume, puppets, photography and textiles from artists of consummate skill who have come from a wide range of experience. Some exhibitions have shown the interdisciplinary nature of excellence by including poetry, music, and dance in a visual way as well.

The goal of the Gallery, however, is to educate through bringing in new and innovative work to widen the scope of the viewer’s perception and to look at art in a more global sense. It also seeks to show works of historical significance, works by noted professionals with a high degree of craftsmanship, and to encourage emerging artists of great promise.

If an artist wants to be considered for an exhibition, they should submit:

  • 10–12 examples of current work or work that is to be included in the show
  • A resumé or CV that should include a substantial exhibition record
  • An artist’s statement
  • A detailed written proposal of the concept of the show, use of gallery space, etc.

Send or bring the above to the:

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center
1600 Government Street
Ocean Springs, MS 39564