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Beverly Ress
updated: 04/29/2013
website: www.beverlyress.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Black Wing
Two Orbs
Two Orbs - detail
Blue Macaw
Red:Jay:Stick
Round Flower
Through
Red Bird with Circles
Hummer
Pink Wing
Bark
Flutter
Primary Birds
Once and Later
Falling Bird
 
Portfolio Keywords:  science, nature, still life, obsessive, illustration, conceptual, biomorphic, animals
 
 
Black Wing by Beverly Ress
Black Wing
colored pencil on paper, mounted on gessoed canvas, wood shelf, graphite
2013
35"" x  24""  x 4"" 
Two Orbs by Beverly Ress
Two Orbs
colored pencil and watercolor on paper
2013
30" x  22" 
Two Orbs - detail by Beverly Ress
Two Orbs - detail
colored pencil on paper
2013
30" x  22" 
Blue Macaw by Beverly Ress
Blue Macaw
colored pencil on paper, mounted on gessoed canvas, cut, folded, and sewn
2012
42" x  76"  x 7" 
Red:Jay:Stick by Beverly Ress
Red:Jay:Stick
colored pencil and watercolor on paper
2013
30" x  22" 
Round Flower by Beverly Ress
Round Flower
colored pencil on paper, cut & shifted
2007
30" x  22" 
Through by Beverly Ress
Through
colored pencil on paper, mounted on gessoed canvas, cut and re-attached
2013
30" x  24"  x 2" 
Red Bird with Circles by Beverly Ress
Red Bird with Circles
colored pencil on paper, laser cut
2012
30" x  22" 
Hummer by Beverly Ress
Hummer
colored pencil on paper
2012
30" x  22" 
Pink Wing by Beverly Ress
Pink Wing
watercolor and colored pencil on paper
2012
30" x  44" 
Bark by Beverly Ress
Bark
colored pencil on paper
2008
30" " x  22 " 
Flutter by Beverly Ress
Flutter
colored pencil on paper, cut and re-attached
2013
30" x  22" 
Primary Birds by Beverly Ress
Primary Birds
colored pencil on paper, laser-cut in concentric circles twisted
2013
30" x  22" 
Once and Later by Beverly Ress
Once and Later
colored pencil on paper, cut and rearranged
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Falling Bird by Beverly Ress
Falling Bird
colored pencil on paper, cut & shifted
2006
30" x  22" 

Artist Statement

I don't draw in order to make pictures. I draw in order to see. I want to really see the materiality of the world - what is. I want to have that direct experience, not an experience that is removed.

 

The problem is that once I have finished looking at (and drawing) an object, I necessarily have created something that is removed from its original reality. Without a particular intention to do so, I've created a new thing - the drawing - that is an object in itself, separate from the original object I was studying.

 

I acknowledge this on the page. I do so by seeing the drawing as its own object. I work with the materiality of this new object - cutting into it, weaving it, tearing it, re-organizing shapes found within it, folding it, etc., to explore its particular reality.

 

This enables me to complete the act of understanding what it is that I see.

Artist Bio / CV

Beverly Ress

2012

McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, “Four Perspectives: Becoming MPA

Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY, “One Hundred Works on Paper”

2011   

Recipient, United States Artists Project Grant

Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA, "Beverly Ress: Making This World"

Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY, "Beverly Ress: Slippages and Openings"

2010  

Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Loyola University, Baltimore, MD, "Beverly Ress: Floating World"

Katzen Museum, Washington, DC, "WPA Art Auction Gala".

2009  

Liber Mundi, Antwerp, Belgium, "Confronting Mortality with Art and Science".

Curator's Office, Washington, DC, "Summer Dock".

2008                

Recipient, Pollock-Krasner Grant

Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, "Bestiarum Vocabulum".

Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, "Former Fellows"

2007  

Scope-Hamptons Art Fair, curator's office, Wainscott, NY

curator's office, Washington, DC, "three part harmony:     definition, delicacy and detail in drawing".

Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, "Between the Lines".

2006         

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, "Art on Paper".

Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC, "Over Under Sideways Down, Backwards Forwards, Square and Round".

Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council.

2005         

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, “10th National Drawing Invitational”.

Scope-Miami Art Fair, curator’s office, Miami Beach, FL.

2004         

School 33 Arts Center, Baltimore, MD, “Doppelganger”.

2003         

Finalist, The Trawick Prize, Bethesda, MD.

James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, "Untitled".

OIA Gallery, New York, NY, “Brave New World”.

2002         

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, “Donkefant/Republicrat”.

University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, “The Low End Theory”.

2001         

Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, “Alumni, Part II”.

2000         

Villa Julie College, Baltimore, MD, “Nature Trail”.

1999         

The Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC, “Landscape”.

1998         

Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council.