DIMENSIONS 12" x 6" x 6.5" MEDIUM Hand painted, glazed stoneware
Edition of 25 + 3APs + 2PPs, 2022
Signed by the artist on reverse
PLEASE NOTE: This edition is subject to a resale agreement which prohibits the resale or transfer of the work for a period of 18 months.
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.