Edie Beaucage

 

                                                            

 

                                                             Voyage LA Interview of Edie Beaucage, March 2019 

In this interview, Edie talks about her personal history, what she is looking for in her work and what she thinks our artists community in Los Angels could look like in the future.

Edie: "LA is THE place to be for painters today! The art schools here have stellar faculty: Otis College of Art and Design, UCLA, Cal Arts, and Art Center are creating about 100 talented MFA graduates every year. I think it would be great if each school had as many scholarships as possible to accept artists from everywhere and become more affordable. How about Snap Chat, Instagram and Google sponsoring scholarships and residencies all over town? I suggested in a meeting for the future of Santa Monica Airport (who will be transformed in a few years into a new type of Industrial/Art Park) that Silicon Beach could sponsor studio spaces available for grads for two years after graduation to get them started." Voyage LA

 

 

                                                             KCRW Interview with Frances Anderton DnA, November 2018

Frances Anderton's DnA explores moments in Otis College of Art and Design history in parallel with LA’s growth as an art and design capital -- from its founding on Wilshire Boulevard through its transition with artist Billy Al Bengston in the 1950s. Alum Garth Trinidad (yes, that’s KCRW’s own DJ Garth Trinidad) recalls the struggles in the 1990s and remarks on its blossoming in Westchester today.
 
Edie Beaucage talks about being part of the new generation that has revived painting in the 2010's. Edie Beaucage KCRW
 
 
 
Review Sequencer-Spectrum-Reverb, October 2016

Annie Seaton review in Art and Cake LA: "Hipsters sporting beards and mustaches inhabit this world on canvas. They sport beanies and pork pie hats. Multiple personality-driven works, such as Local Fluff and Super Bubble are über cool and seem to kick-back with one another, both painting to painting and within their own framed worlds. Like Davis, who painted compositions of his time living in New York during the birth of the Jazz age and incorporated pop symbols, such as spark plug logos from the ‘20s and ‘50s, Beaucage paints from the experiential view of today’s music festivals, such as Coachella, Burning Man and the Electric Daisy Carnival. One half expects Beaucage’s subjects to whip out their iPhones and furiously text one another or snapchat selfies when the gallery goes dark." Art And Cake LA

 

 

 Reviews Chill Bivouac Rhymes, July 2015

Sharon Mizota review in Los Angeles Times: "Edith Beaucage's work has always been bold, but in her latest exhibition at CB1 Gallery, it achieves a new level of confidence and bravura... Beaucage's sun-drenched, acid-hued palette and the assurance with which she renders loose portraits — in broad, fluid strokes as relaxed as her subjects. The lush, Arcadian surroundings get the same treatment. Trees are little more than wavering verticals: a kelp forest in a rainbow of shades. Mountains, lakes and sky are rendered breezily in lemon yellows and cobalt blues, appearing to glow with energy". See the whole review on my link page. Los Angeles Times

John Seed review of Chill Bivouac Rhymes in Huffington Post, July 2015:  "Beaucage's canvases, even the large ones, have almost no evidence of editing, scraping or revision. They are what they are: unadulterated marzipan pleasures that unfold in a looseleaf Eden." Huffington Post

John David O'brien review of Chill Bivouac Rhymes in Artillery Magazine (Print and Online), September 2015: "The figures dance about in light delineation embedded in a swirl of audacious swathes of color field painting. “Chill Bivouac Rhymes” is also the lively storyboard for the scenes from an operatic love story. She, Ekaterina, is the exotic young Bolshoi ballerina who, in the course of this tale, jilts her Russian lover after finding an entirely new and irresistible illumination while at a forest rave, and then runs off with her surfer guy until they both disappear into an explosion of light. To accomplish all this, the gallery is turned into a stage set". Artillery Magazine

 

 

Review Bidibidiba, January 2013

Shana Nys Dambrot review of Bidibidiba in Whitehot Magazine:"“What I enjoy in a narrative is not directly its content or even its structure, but rather the abrasions I impose upon the fine surface: I read on, I skip, I look up, I dip in again.” Roland Barthes wrote that in Le Plaisir Du Texte, in which he argues for a critical approach to text that explicitly includes taking pleasure as a facet of serious analysis. Language is important to Beaucage, but like Barthes, this can be more for its cadence than its content -- she’s more Jabberwocky than Ozymandias. And while she may be a painter rather than a writer, when it comes to how she constructs the “text” of her compositions, that bit about the pleasure of inflicting harm on a narrative by skipping around within it all willy-nilly, taking it gleefully out of order -- going about it all wrong so to speak -- is very much analogous to how she composes and treats her own he fine surfaces -- those of her canvases. She too does it all wrong, and she does it with zest -- and it’s an absolute pleasure." White Hot Magazine.

 

Press

        2016  Los Angeles Times Datebook, Carolina A. Miranda, Sequencer-Spectrum-Reverb

        2016  Artillery Magazine Vote Saturday Night, B. Western,Sequencer-Spectrum-Reverb

2016 WaterWorld, Waterwheel, Camila Bohemio

2016 Michele Witchipoo,Witchesbrewpress,Volta Art Fair

2016 POVarts Lookbook, Volta Ar Fair

2016 Volta New York,Catalog,p.61 Volta Art Fair

2016 Los Angeles Review of Books, Featured Artist, March Edition

2015 Joanne Mattera Art Blog, Fair Fetched: Some Paintings, Miami Fairs

2015 Room Magazine, Miami Artweek 2015 Highlights, Heike Dempster

2015 Terremoto, Art Basel Miami Beach Art week 2015, Dorothee Dupuis.

2015 Art Observed Untitled Art Fair, Luis De Jesus Gallery

2015 Beautiful Decay Magazine Featured by Made with Colors

2015 Pattern Pulp Chill Bivouac Rhymes gallery pick. 

2015 Artweek LA Chill Bivouac Rhymes.

2015 Annie Buckley Artforum review of LA Heat.

2014 Carren Jao KCET Artbound review of LA Heat.

2012 John Seed Huffington Post .hurluberlu Interview.

2012 Split Realities Art Slant group show Nan Ray Gallery,Woodbury Univerity.

2012 Must see show New American Painting Bidibidiba.

2012 Bill Bush Huffington Post This week in LA: Bidibidiba.

2012 Downtown Art KCET checklist:Bidibidiba.

2012 TOAN Magazine, Bidibidiba.

2012 Kyle Fitzpatrick LA I AM YOURS Bidibidiba.

2011 Shana Nye Dambrot LA Weekly .hurluberlu Preview.

 

 

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