February 26 – April 3, 2011
CB1 Gallery presents “.hurlurberlu”, our first solo exhibition of the work of Los Angeles painter Edith Beaucage. The exhibition continues the artist’s exploration of painted images that investigate relationships between signs of abstraction and figuration and how we derive meaning by simple juxtaposition of these signs. The exhibition will be on view from Saturday, February 26 through Sunday, April 3, 2011. An opening reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2011, 5 – 7 p.m.
Beaucage invents characters and places them side by side with an abstracted form into a scenario that mimics what happens in a social space. The emotional thread woven into the paintings, the social spaces, is meant to stimulate discourse with the audience.
In the artist’s native Quebec, a “hurluberlu” is one who is a little crazy, sweet and original in his way of thinking, how he dresses and behaves. Physical applications of volatile multicolor brush strokes to the canvas, are the basis for the hurlubelu–like characters, while the abstractions are an investigation of improvised construction based on the shape of a lozenge (diamond shape) and Catalan solids (geometric). Relationships between the figures and the abstractions are associated by modal logic theorems in witch a lozenge represents a possibility and the figure is an agent (player). We are therefore in the domain of .hurluberlu.
Born in Canada, Edith Beacauge now lives and works in Los Angeles. She is a recent MFA graduate of Otis College of Art and Design, having studied at Palazzo Spinelli, Centro per L’arte e Il Restauro in Florence Italy and received her BA from Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada. Her work is in many private colleges and was recently acquired for the collection of Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, CA.