About the Artwork
Through mixed-media sculpture, Maya Beaudry documents the tactile aspects of a changing city. Her new work thoughtfully surveys how certain structures and features grow obsolete, are slated for expropriation, and disappear. There is a tenderness to how Beaudry witnesses this precarity, printing her photograph of an East Vancouver basement suite on textile and quilting it to give dimension, depth, and softness to this vernacular image. It appears to ripple, the decaled word “DREAM” referencing both the mirage-like texture of the picture and hope in the face of probable demolition. Presenting this imagery of hard exteriors on material associated with interiority, Beaudry plays with contrasts between outside and inside, public and private, creating a work of stunning visual hapticity.
Inkjetprint on cotton, thread, polyfil
26" x 17"
Courtesy the artist
About Maya Beaudry
Maya Beaudry (b. 1988, Vancouver, BC) received a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She was the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts/CD Howe Award, and has participated in residencies at Triangle France in Marseille and September Spring at the Kesey Farm. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Pangée (Montreal) and the Or Gallery. Solo exhibitions include Puff at Wil Aballe Art Projects,The Pergola at Contemporary Calgary,Molding Betweenat Ashley Berlin and Beaudry was featured in the two-person exhibition Everything Leaks at The Polygon Gallery in 2020.