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GINA BEAVERS LECTURE
October 13, 2016
4:30pm

Holmes Auditorium
This event is free and open to the public.

The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography is pleased to present visiting artist Gina Beavers.

In New York-based artist Gina Beavers’ tromp l’oeil paintings, Instagram culture and trends become thick, sculptural objects. Grids of how-to make-up posts are subject to deftly built up surfaces, layering paint to the point of no return. Bulging surfaces of a lobster roll turn what may have been a proud show-and-tell of a trip to Maine into what could quickly become grotesque and gluttonous – her playful choice of color and image avoid finger pointing. Beavers’ work acknowledges her own participation (and celebration?) of this image saturated world.

Gina Beavers’ work has been widely exhibited, nationally and internationally, including group shows at CANADA, Nicelle Beauchene and Zach Feuer in New York as well as Night Gallery in LA and Cooper Cole in Toronto. In 2015 Beavers was included in the ‘Greater New York’ exhibition at MoMA PS1. Her work has been reviewed in Frieze, Artforum, the LA Times and the New York Times, among others. Beavers is represented by Clifton Benevento in Los Angeles.