MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1, located in Long Island City, Queens, is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, it devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. MoMA PS1 presents a range of exhibitions, including monographic artist presentations, retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, and a full schedule of music and performance programming.

Founded in 1976 as the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, it was the first nonprofit arts center in the United States devoted solely to contemporary art and is recognized as a defining force in the alternative space movement. In 2000 The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center merged, creating the largest platform for contemporary art in the country and one of the largest in the world. Functioning as a living, active meeting place for the general public, MoMA PS1 is a catalyst for ideas, discourses, and new trends in contemporary art.

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Gina Beavers

March 31, 2019–September 02, 2019

Posted on November 13, 2018

MoMA PS1 presents the first solo museum exhibition of New York-based artist Gina Beavers (American, b. 1974). In her visceral, vexing, often grotesque paintings, Beavers transforms images sourced from the internet into painted reliefs composed from thick layers of acrylic medium. Born from the online world yet stubbornly physical, Beavers’s paintings condense the ether of digital images into bodily objects that convey both sensuality and abjection. Confronting questions of consumption, desire, and self-fashioning, she gravitates toward a repertoire of recurring subjects that reflect everyday life in the age of social media, such as “food porn,” bodybuilder selfies, and makeup tutorials. Rendered with an unsettling degree of realism, Beavers’s work is always more than merely representational. Whether depicting a painter’s palette or the fluorescent green of a bulbous tennis ball, her high-relief paintings protrude obscenely into the space of the viewer, insisting on their status as tactile things. In her more recent work, the artist both parodies and venerates iconic figures from the history of art, from Van Gogh to Mondrian, pointing to a deep engagement both with painting’s legacies and its continued relevance as a critical lens on contemporary culture.

Gina Beavers is organized by Oliver Shultz, Curatorial Associate, MoMA PS1.

Major support is provided by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art and by The Tom Slaughter Exhibition Fund. Additional funding is provided by the MoMA PS1 Annual Exhibition Fund.

Gina Beavers


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Gina Beavers

March 31, 2019–September 02, 2019

Posted on November 13, 2018

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