Becky Beasley

Plates (2021)

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Year 2021
Medium Unique stoneware glazed ceramic (reclaimed clay and homemade Shino glaze)
Dimensions 16.6 x 25 x 1.5 cm

About the work

The title of the work puns ceramic homeware plates with more artistic technical plates, such as photographic negative plates or etching plates.

The minimal abstract landscape format of the three plates resembles a small open book, and the white Shino glaze has reacted to the elements on the reclaimed clay creating a range of browns.

The work has been made and shipped responsibly from an environmentally conscious studio which endeavours to operate by a code of best practice at all times, which is always being improved.

About the artist:

Born 1975, Becky Beasley lives and works in St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

Beasley works in sculpture, installation and photography to express the ambiguities and essential opacity of human experience. Key to her working process is the technique of burrowing: Beasley has a digressive and exploratory practice, focusing on everyday moments of intensity and private revelation. 

Selected exhibitions and performances include The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne (2020); Depressive Alcoholic Mother, Plan B Gallery, Berlin (2018); A Gentle Man, 80WSE Gallery, New York (2017); Becky Beasley: Sleep is when you grow, SKUC Public Gallery, Ljubljana (2015); A Slight Nausea: An Interior, Live Work, South London Gallery, London (2014); Spring Rain, Leeds City Gallery, Leeds (2013); Spring Rain, Spike Island, Bristol (2012); 13 Pieces, 17 Feet, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London (2010); and The Outside, Tate Britain, London (2012),

Awards include Paul Hamlyn Award (2018-2021), and Artist's Research Centre Writers Programme (2017).

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