Impression about spatial collection
Fantastical gravity-less angles of imaginatory world
There is a saying that we recognize the quality of the day by the quality of the morning, and this applies to many areas of life, or rather the phenomenon called the transformation of life as we experience the world. Beverly explores the morning, the roots of her being through the eyes of the childhood. A fresh and uninhibited are the terms that best touch upon the way she treats the subjects as they transform from different angles, sometimes reminding us of this world we all inhabited in our childhood memory. Yet it is only a hint to the realm so innocent, colorful, protected in the glass sphere, while the characters continue living in our memories. The characters of the Disney world, echoing the stories of the ancient oral traditions from where they started. Almost like looking at the origins of imagination that may be rooted in something else, a definition of being, something with autonomous shapes, colors and direction and yet fully interconnected with the collective imagination. Adding and subtracting from any possible angle, sometimes there is a reminiscent to the Surrealism, in particular Joan Miro comes to mind for me, with the symbolic and schematic language, in particular the vivid colors. However in the contrast to the 20th century, Beverly’s art is touching upon the scientific, it is getting out of the confines of absolute and entering the domain of representing the invisible, a confident imaginatorium, or rather only visible through theory. Our theoretical microscopes or telescopes give plenty of the options to explore the pictorial world, a final test of imagination, the ultimate freedom. Beverly cloaks this freedom in the world so weightless, vivid and disconnected in it’s connection to the universal, the truth, genetics, something powerfully child-like and thus very near to the beginning and ending, almost as if it wants to touch the event horizon point.
Irina Ideas written in 2020
Portal to a world behind the art works
Long before I became acquainted with the Dada and Pop visionaries, I was fascinated by the Jetsons, Disney’s animated films and Dr. Seuss’ illustrations. Saturday mornings were reserved for cartoon shows and Sunday mornings were not complete without the comic strips. My paintings reflected the biomorphic shapes contained in these venues. Several years ago, I discovered that a genetic disorder, named Fragile X, lurked deep in my family history. In search of explanations, I was consumed with delving into medical books. The images I found there both fascinated and repelled me. At the same time, I saw a correlation to the organic and cartoony images that had become a part of my paintings. So I consciously made the medical illustrations a part of the images that I use to construct drawings that ultimately become paintings.
Although my paintings are developed with formal structure in mind and an emphasis on material and process, much of the imagery is gleaned from animated film and medical textbooks. So, as a critic once wrote, it is not an accident that some of my paintings resemble vivid, spongy and psychedelic landscapes that a space-age cartoon family might zoom through; or that others suggest Wassily Kandinsky meeting the Lava Lamp while watching a 1960’s educational film introducing youngsters to the wonders of the digestive system.
- Short bio
Beverly Kedzior is a graduate of Barat College and the Art Institute of Chicago. Kedziors work has been shown in more than 100 solo, competitive and invitational exhibitions (national and international). Selected exhibitions include: the Chicago Cultural Center, Rockford Art Museum, South Bend Museum of Art, Davenport Museum of Art, Freeport Museum of Art, New Visions Museum, David Weinberg Gallery, Kraft Lieberman Gallery, Judith Racht Gallery, Wood Street Gallery, University of Illinois, Aurora University, Kishwaukee College, College of St. Francis and College of Lake County. Her work has been reviewed and written about in Chicago Sun-Times, Northshore Magazine, Crow Woods Publishing, New Art Examiner, South Bend Tribune, Daily Chronicle, Pioneer Press and News-Sun. She has curated several exhibitions for the Evanston Art Center and the Art Center of Highland Park. Her work is represented in numerous public collections including: South Bend Museum of Art, The Weitzman Foundation, Schiff Hardin & Waite, Petterson Safety Co., Volmar Inc. and College of Lake County., Less
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