At Pence Gallery with an Artist’s Reception on March 8, 6-9pm
Known for magic realism and egg tempera technique, Sullivan-Beeman will be showing her largest all-in-print work to date
(From Press Release) Los Angeles and Vancouver, B.C.-based artist Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman’s solo exhibition “Anima Mundi” opens at Pence Gallery on Friday, March 1. The show will represent her largest body of prints to date. There will be an artist’s reception at the gallery the evening of Friday, March 8 from 6-9PM (212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616).
In Sullivan-Beeman’s show statement, she says, “The anima mundi (world soul) is an inherent correspondence between all living things on the planet. The anima mundi relates to our physical world in the same way the human soul associates with the physical human body. These works are a menagerie of the little pieces of me that go into each of my characters and narratives – our shared anima mundi.”
“Anima Mundi” will feature 10 new, limited edition signed prints, all executed on Moab Entrada 290gsm archival Cotton Rag; printed from her original works painted in the time-intensive medium of egg tempera for which Sullivan-Beeman is known.
Currently, Sullivan-Beeman has a piece in the upcoming Hong Kong Art Basel with Bruno Massa Gallery out of Paris, France. Earlier this year, her work was exhibited in the LA Art Show, with Copro Gallery of Los Angeles, CA, and at the Life Is Beautiful Music and Art Festival in Las Vegas, NV (for the third consecutive year). She has previously shown at Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica, CA,Haven Gallery in New York, and La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
Upcoming, Sullivan-Beeman has a solo show of new paintings opening October 4, 2019 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA
Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a self-taught figurative and contemporary surrealist painter who integrates modified oil and egg tempera techniques of the 14th century Old Masters and the genre of magic realism. Celebrating the hard-earned wisdom of childhood, Sullivan-Beeman depicts subjects who are often young, hauntingly innocent, and teetering on the edge of naïveté. She uses her personal dream journal to inspire her artwork, exploring Jung’s collective unconscious with an overt curiosity for the bizarre and the esoteric, especially alchemy and the tarot. She is based in Los Angeles, California and Vancouver, British Columbia.