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STUDIO: Greenpoint Studio Visit
August 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, August 12th 2017
Free | Optional Brunch Package $20.00
Join the STUDIO Committee for its first-ever artist studio visit! Brooklyn, particularly Greenpoint, has become a hub for local and international artists. UVA alumna, Gina Beavers (CLAS ’96), and Yale graduate, Adam Helms, will welcome attendees into their studios and share some insights on their career and artistic inspirations. Both artists have shown their works internationally and in New York’s MoMA PS1. Attendees are invited to convene for brunch following the studio visits.
Gina Beavers (b. Athens, Greece, 1978) is an NYC-based artist who holds a BA in Studio Art and Anthropology from the University of Virginia (1996), a MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2000), and an MS in Education from Brooklyn College (2005). She creates paintings and installations from photos culled from the Internet and social media and rendered in high Acrylic relief. Series include paintings based on the creative realms of body painting, social media users’ photos of their meals, make-up tutorials, memes, and body builder selfies.
Gina has exhibited solo projects at GYNP (Berlin), Frieze (New York 2016), Michael Beneveto (Los Angeles), Clifton Beneveto (New York), Retrospective (Hudson, NY), Fourteen30 (Portland, OR), James Fuentes (New York), Nudashank (Baltimore, MD), and Material Art Fair (Mexico City). She has participated in numerous group shows, among them MoMA PS1 (Long Island City, NY), Lumber Room (Portland, OR), Kentucky Museum of Contemporary Art (Louisville, KY), Nassau County Museum of Art (Long Island, NY), Flag Art Foundation (New York), William Benton Museum of Art (Storrs, CT), Abrons Art Center (New York), Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (New York), Cheim and Read (New York), JTT (New York), Canada Gallery (New York), Valentin (Paris), Galerie Opdahl (Norway), and Night Gallery (Los Angeles). Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Frieze, the New Yorker, and Modern Paintings, among others.
Adam Helms (born 1974) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. His work encompasses drawing, printmaking, sculpture, assemblage, and archival research, often having to do with the iconography of marginalized social and political groups in the American frontier. Helms’ work has been exhibited at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), MoMA PS1 (New York), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (Denver).
Helms’s work focuses on the iconography of marginalized political and social groups and employs imagery from a range of sources, including pixilated JPEGs of Chechen rebels, tintype portraits of Confederate and Union soldiers, and photographs of black metal bands. Helms mines online archives and popular print material to trace connections between the uniforms, heraldry, and physical affectations of these groups, which are often the primary means of distinguishing between them. In this work, Helms explores how these persistent, unnervingly homogenous representations of violence and trauma are processesdinto visual artifacts. Helms’s work is featured in Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing (Phaidon), and he had an extensive solo monograph Adam Helms (SNOECK) published in 2013. Helms is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York) and GRIMM Gallery (Amsterdam/New York).
After touring both studios, we will convene for brunch at Anella. Limited space is available.
Please RSVP at your earliest convenience.