About the Work
Finding inspiration in the high-gloss images produced by digital content creators, Gina Beavers dissolves boundaries between consumption and reflection, texturizing sheened images from the internet into larger than life, visceral painted screenshots that don’t go down nearly as easily as a feed. Beauty tutorials, in particular, have been sites of intrigue for Beavers, as cropped elements of the body create narratives which showcase technical skill, illustrate a surrender to kitsch, and reveal the seduction of repetition. We are thrilled to have collaborated with Beavers to release Vase Lips, the artist’s first functional sculpture edition. Influenced by online make-up artists who decorate lips with rhinestones and other elements, Beavers says Vase Lips “was born from the idea that I would try to make a vase. Sculpting with only my hands and a few tools in air-dry clay, it would have the definite feel of a handmade object. I decided it would be a set of lips with vases embedded, where the vases could be functional for small flowers or remain empty, becoming an alternative take on a traditional vase, as well as a comment on make-up, design, and digital culture.”
Gina Beavers (b. 1974, Athens, Greece) has a forthcoming 2022 solo exhibition at Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York). Previous solo exhibitions have been held at Neuer Essener Kunstverein (Essen, Germany), Various Small Fires (Seoul), Marianne Boesky Gallery, MoMA PS1 (Long Island City, New York), GNYP Gallery (Berlin), Michael Benevento (Los Angeles), and Carl Kostyal (Berlin) among others. Select group exhibitions include presentations at Allouche Benias Gallery (Berlin), Anton Kern Gallery (New York), Lehman Art Gallery (New York), Venus Over Manhattan (New York), Foxy Production (New York), CAPITAL (San Francisco), The ICA at Maine College of Art (Portland), and Cheim and Read (New York). Beavers currently lives and works in Newark, New Jersey.
Authentication & Resale
Signed by the artist on reverse. This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by Exhibition A.
Be sure to keep your Certificate of Authenticity (COA) in a safe place. We are unable to replace or reissue COAs.
Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.
Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
Shippings & Returns
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We are unable to accept returns on custom framed artwork. Our general policy is that we do not accept returns. If your print arrives damaged or does not meet your expectations, you may be eligible for a replacement or return. Any issues must be reported within 5 business days of receipt by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.