we recently had the pleasure of visiting the new studio of selena beaudry conveniently located a couple of blocks from the gallery...thank you selena! the sneak peek of the new body of work for her first solo exhibition at hidell brooks blew us away.
she has been busy creating both paintings and her unique cut outs. her vibrant paintings are bursting with energy and color. the brush strokes are loose but precise. half of the paintings are focused on fuchsia, melon, red, purple with a bit of black and green thrown in the mix.
the other half are more subtle, primarily blues and grays with a tad of pink and black. these paintings are not shy, they are boldly gorgeous!
selena's cut outs are beautiful sculptural paper. the idea started when selena was not satisfied with a few large watercolors and did not want to just throw them away. so she tore them up and began creating small sculptural works. by using archival glue, the pieces of painted paper are built up to create intricately layered compositions that are intense in color and amazing in their formation. they are made with precision, patience, and time. the larger cutouts weave and wander across the paper. you will fall in love with them all.
hidell brooks gallery is so excited about selena beaudry's solo show july 13-august 31, 2012. selena received her mfa from the tyler school of art in philidelphia, pa. she currently lives and works in charlotte, nc.
another reason to look forward to summer.