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Leah Beeferman
updated: 06/13/2011
website: www.inkbox.org
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Graph space – full series
Graph space (dim)
Graph space (open plan)
Graph space (wide)
Untitled graph space (diamond shift)
Untitled graph space (spacetime)
Untitled (spacetime)
Journeys into the unknown
Journeys into the unknown... (detail)
Journeys into the unknown... (detail)
Journeys into the unknown... (detail)
Space architecture in the metabolist style
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  science, architecture, books, landscape, mapping, systems, urban, fantasy
 
 
Graph space – full series by Leah Beeferman
Graph space – full series
Graphite, ink and laser etch on aluminum
2011
12" x  20" 
Graph space (dim) by Leah Beeferman
Graph space (dim)
Graphite and laser etch on aluminum
2011
12" x  20" 
Graph space (open plan) by Leah Beeferman
Graph space (open plan)
Graphite, ink and laser etch on aluminum
2011
12" x  20" 
Graph space (wide) by Leah Beeferman
Graph space (wide)
Graphite and laser etch on aluminum
2011
12" x  20" 
Untitled graph space (diamond shift) by Leah Beeferman
Untitled graph space (diamond shift)
Ink and graphite on paper
2010
24" x  19" 
Untitled graph space (spacetime) by Leah Beeferman
Untitled graph space (spacetime)
Ink and graphite on paper
2010
24" x  19" 
Untitled (spacetime) by Leah Beeferman
Untitled (spacetime)
Ink and graphite on paper
2011
36" x  36" 
Journeys into the unknown by Leah Beeferman
Journeys into the unknown
drawings, digital inkjet prints, display tables, cad prints, sound
2010
Dimensions variable
Journeys into the unknown... (detail) by Leah Beeferman
Journeys into the unknown... (detail)
Ink and graphite on paper
2010
11.25" x  15.25" 
Journeys into the unknown... (detail) by Leah Beeferman
Journeys into the unknown... (detail)
ink and graphite on paper
2010
15.25" x  11.25" 
Journeys into the unknown... (detail) by Leah Beeferman
Journeys into the unknown... (detail)
animations on LCD screens, ink and graphite drawing
2010
Dimensions variable
Space architecture in the metabolist style by Leah Beeferman
Space architecture in the metabolist style
Still from digital animation with sound
2010
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

My drawings, digital prints, and animations create a space in-between the scientific representation of data and my personal interpretation of it. The result is ambiguous: suggestive of information, but providing no specifics, no solution. The drawings themselves are dense, bringing movement and intensity to the schematic principles and diagrams that inspire them. In the prints and animations, I pair certain drawings with found scientific imagery, confusing the idea of an informative discovery with an inventive one.

 

I am charting explorations into what I call graph space – a diagrammatic universe of scientific charts, modeled geometric shapes and data plots, full of information but seemingly lacking feeling. To me, however, they are emotive records of a series of events: tiny or huge changes in measurement which appear as subtle or substantial visual shifts. These shifts tell a particular kind of "story" to be revealed, transforming the systematic display of measurement into something uncertain and psychological.

 

My process is intellectual and interpretive. I start with textual and visual research about the universe, laws of physics, and idealized geometry. Based on what I find, I use image-making, animation and sound to wander this graph space, locating these events and inventing the abstract narratives that play out within.

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

RESIDENCIES

 

 

 

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency, New York NY (2010-11)

 

Visiting scholar/artist at New York University’s Advanced Media Studio, New York, NY (2010-11)

 

EDUCATION

 

MFA Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia (2010)

BA Brown University Providence, Rhode Island (2004)

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

SOLO 

Non-measurable objects – Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton VA (2012) 

Timed travel: asystematic accounts of regular and geometrical timekeeping, orbital flight, repetitive rotations and other journeys into actual time and slow space - Thomas Jefferson High School Planetarium, Richmond VA (2010)

Journeys into the unknown: a series of science architecture tasks and events, space-bound explorations and far-travels, discoveries and misses (near and far), imaginative space-gazing and related investigations, observations, orbits, and other repetitious monitoring tasks – Anderson Gallery, Richmond VA (2010)

Gowanus: A Map of History, Fact and Fantasy – Empty Vessel Project, Brooklyn NY (2005)

Drawn Circuits – List Art Center Gallery 221, Brown University, Providence RI (2004)

 

GROUP

 

LOST – Invisible-Exports, New York, NY (2011)

The Spirit of the Signal – Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY (2011)

Exit Strategy – White Box, New York, NY (2011)

Matinee – St. Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn, NY (2011)

An Exchange with Sol LeWitt – Cabinet project space/MassMOCA, Brooklyn NY/North Adams MA (2011)

The Wrong Miracle – Galeria NoMINIMO, Guayaquil, Ecuador (2011)

Error, Fate, Chance – WORK Gallery, Brooklyn NY (2010)

INSIDERS, part of EVENTO, the urban art biennale Entrepôt, Bordeaux, France (2010)

OPTIONS 2009 Biennial – Conner Contemporary Art, Washington DC (2009)

Decidedly Ambivalent – Newton Art Center, Newton MA (2009)

There Goes the Neighborhood – Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland OH (2009)

SP Weather Station, part of Queens International 4 – Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY (2009)

Orbital Debris – (two person show) Space 1026, Philadelphia PA (2008)