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Edith Beaucage

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Birthplace
Montreal

Lives in
Los Angeles

Works in
Painting

Website

Schools
Otis College of Art and Design, 2010, MFA

Tags
impasto, Colors, contemporary, fun, Happy, Lively, painting, drawing, abstract, figurative, landscape

Statement

Edith Beaucage

Lives and works in Los Angeles 

www.edithbeaucage.com

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Skipper, Volta NY 2016, Luis De Jesus Gallery LA, New York                                        2015 Chill Bivouac Rhymes CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles
2012 Bidibidiba, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles
2011 .Hurluberlu, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles
2010 Creative Artists Agency, CAA curated by Thao Nguyen, Los Angeles
Image Repertoire, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College,Los Angeles
2005 Up-Life. A Series Under Glass, AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Untitled Miami Fair, Luis De Jesus Gallery LA, Miami                                                 2015 LAWA (Los Angeles World Airports) LAX Art Program"On the Cusp” curated by John David Obrien March to September 2015 (Terminal 7 and 8)
Off The Wall 2015; Pasadena Armory Center Biennial Auction and Benefit                              

2014 Art is Hope, Piasa, curated by Rene Julien Praz, Paris, France (catalog)
Encore, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles.
LA Heat, Taste Changing Condiments, Chinese American Museum, curated by Steven Wong, Los Angeles (catalog)
Love is in the Air, 2A Gallery, curated by Calvin Phelps, Los Angeles
FreshStart Mc Call Foundation fundraiser for LA’s best Programs

2013 Art Fair: Miami Projects CB1 Gallery Booth, Miami Basel Fair
Off The Wall 2013, Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles
Some Fine Women, Vast Space Project, Las Vegas (catalog)
Fanatic, Kamikaze Nights, Post Gallery curated by Lily Simonson, Los Angeles
Verhond’s First International Painting Show, Appels Gallery, curated by Art Initiative Verhond, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012 Art Fair: Miami Projects CB1 Gallery Booth, Miami Basel Fair
Split Realities, Woodburry University, Curated by Katie Philllips, Los Angeles                            Ambassador Artists, Appels Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011 CB1+ Colburn: The Clobber School, Los Angeles

2010 The Art That Dare Not Speak Its Name, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles                                    All Together Now, MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College

2007 Mid Residency MFA Show, Bolsky Gallery, Otis College, Los Angeles     

BIBLIOGRAPHY  

Sharon Mizota, Feeling The Pull of Edith Beaucage Vibrant Hallucinations, Los Angeles Times, July 2015 http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-edith-beaucage-cb1-gallery20150701-story.html

John Seed, Edith Beaucage:"Chill Bivouac Rhymes", Huffington Post,  July 2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-seed/edith-beaucage-chill-bivo_b_7806782.html

John David O'Brien: Edith Beaucage, Artillery Magazine, September 2015
http://artillerymag.com/edith-beaucage/


Jao Carren, Hot Stuff: L.A.’s Cross-Cultural Condiments, KCET Artbound, March 2014 http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/chinese-american-museum-la-heat.html 

Art is Hope Catalog p.38 Piasa, Paris 2014  http://fr.calameo.com/read/001862163a35aab40c97d  

Dambrot, Shana Nys, Beaucage @ CB1, Whitehot Magazine, January 2013 http:// whitehotmagazine.com/articles/2013-edith-beaucage-cb1-gallery/2689 

Dambrot, Shana Nys, Some Fine Women Catalog Essay, July 2013 http:// www.thepopuparthouse.com/exhibition/some_fine_women/catalog.html 

Video Vast Space Projects, Some Fine Women, 2013  https://vimeo.com/73200837 

Seed, John, Edith Beaucage:.huluburlu at CB1 Gallery, Huffington Post, March 8, 2011 http:// www.huffingtonpost.com/john-seed/edith-beaucage_b_828683.html 

Dambrot, Shana Nys, Beaucoup de Beaucage, LA Weekly, April 3, 2011 http:// www.laweekly.com/2011-02-24/calendar/beaucoup-de-beaucage/ 

LA Downtown News Video, February 21, 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQJlNANpfJo 

Mizota, Sharon, Art review: ’The art that dare not speak its name’ at CB1 Gallery,” Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2010  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/07/art-review-the-art-that-dare-not-speak-its-name-at-cb1-gallery.html 

Professional Activities

2010-2013 Educational Associate, Foundation Department: Color Theory, Otis College.
2011 Visiting Alum to MFA Graduate Studio, Otis College, Los Angeles
2010 Teaching Assistant to Art Critic Christopher Knight visiting lecturer, Otis College. 2009-10 Teaching Assistant to Professor Cletus Dalglesh-Schommer, Art History, Graduate Program, Otis College.

Selected Private Collections
CAA Creative Artist Agency, Talent Agency, Los Angeles, CA                                             Neiman Marcus, Los Angeles, CA
City Bank, Los Angeles, CA

Education

2010 MFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
Palazzo Spinelli, Centro per L’arte e Il Restauro, Florence, Italy                                                B.A. Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada 

Beaucage’s Skipper paintings invites you to follow a young swashbucklers couple in a topside adventure. Petula is a sailor, she sold all her belongings and now navigates the big salty. Her sea legs took her to the South Pacific. A femme of high spirits, she enjoys great conversations with aged tequila in her sailboat boudoir. She loves to be top free on the island, surrounding herself with quiet plants. She spends most of her time talking with her lover and shipmate; a philosopher from Denmark called Gudbjorn, she calls him Gud for short. Gud loves cutting wood. Making wood ornaments and thinking about how the worlds populations is exponentially growing. What will happen to the food production in Micronesia he wonders; Gud wonders a lot and then he writes books with solutions about it; from his own experience on the ground. Every afternoon Petula swims. Gud takes pictures of Petula day and night. They plumb the depths together.

In parallel to S/Z’s Roland Barthes search for openness of interpretation in literature; Beaucage organized her current exhibition to allow for a looseleaf narrative. Barthes had concluded that an ideal text is one that is reversible, or open to the greatest variety of independent interpretations and not restrictive in meaning; avoiding strict timelines and exact definitions of events. Beaucage brings about this reversibility in the exhibition by choosing a series of paintings that mixes the plot in a non linear fashion, including molly induced moments and cinematic tropes in 3D.

All the images visually rhyme with one another around a central bivouac; a campsite in the woods where the Rave is happening. The rhymes are geometric elements that are both color and sound.

The viewer will discover the paintings by looking through sculptures and painting installation. Twelves feet multicolor trees, an octagon geometric shape and freestanding painted campers are installed on the gallery floor to produce a deep focus space. The inclusion of the three levels of foreground, middle ground and extreme background objects (a large painting 9 x12 feet) will create for the viewer a similar effect to a depth of field composition in cinematography; allowing the viewer to focus both close and distant planes.

Beaucage created enamel on Iron pieces that where fired at 1450° F; fusing glass to metal. Influenced by Limoges enamelings from the mid 1600s, her ravers are incapsulated in a deep glossy tranced out spaces.

Edith Beaucage (b. Quebec, Canada) currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2010.  Beaucage has had solo exhibitions at CB1 Gallery, Creative Artists Agency CAA, Andrew Shire Gallery, and Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art And Design all in Los Angeles. Previous group exhibitions include LAX Airport, on the Cusp at LAWA, Los Angeles; Miami Project Art Fair, Miami/Basel; Piasa, Paris, France; Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles; Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles; 2A Gallery, Los Angeles, Appeals Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Woodbury University, Los Angeles and the Colburn Music School, Los Angeles

Recent Exhibits

Edith Beaucage participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2016 Skipper , Solo Exhibition with Luis De Jesus Gallery LA
VOLTA NY
 
Dec, 2015 Untitled Art Fair Miami 2015 with Luis De Jesus Gallery
UNTITLED
 
Jun, 2015 Chill Bivouac Rhymes
CB1 Gallery
 
Jun, 2015 Chill Bivouac Rhymes
CB1 Gallery
 
Mar, 2014 LA Heat: Taste Changing Condiments
Chinese American Museum
 
Oct, 2013 MAS ATTACK 2 – a meet-the-artist evening ONE NIGHT ONLY
Torrance Art Museum
 
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