Los Angeles-based artist Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman’s “One” will open at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Friday, February 5. There will be reception at the gallery from 8-11PM that evening (4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027).
In her statement for the show, Sullivan-Beeman writes:
“One is the first number. It stands alone. I see One as the initial point of awareness, a straight line from the genesis of the universe to life on Earth. In the Tarot, One is The Magician who symbolizes “As Above, So Below.” The innate qualities and energy of One tie its singularity to the multitude of all else that comes after. One exposes itself and completely owns the consequences of being seen in its oneness – its aloneness. I imagine One can represent the many who are able to see and feel through its primordial strength.”
Sullivan-Beeman’s “One” exhibition is part of a larger show at La Luz de Jesus also featuring work by Jessicka Addams (“Please Stop Loving Me”), Lindsey Way (“Shitty Teen”), and four other women artists.
Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a self-taught figurative painter who uses modified oil and egg tempera techniques of the 14th Century Old Masters to create works that seem to glow from within, and that are infused with magical realism.
Celebrating the hard earned wisdom of childhood, Sullivan-Beeman depicts subjects who are often young, hauntingly innocent, and teetering on the edge of naïveté. She uses her personal dream journal to provoke her artwork, exploring Jung’s collective unconscious with an overt curiosity for the bizarre and the esoteric, especially alchemy and the tarot. Her work has been shown at Corey Helford Gallery and La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Gristle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; C Emerson Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL; and Greg Moon Art in Taos, NM.
Goldfish Girl, Oil and tempera on wood, 2016
10 x 10 inches (framed 14 x 14 inches)