Jun 4th 2022

Cecilia Beaven: Seedling

@ FLXST Contemporary

2251 S Michigan Ave, Suite 220, Chicago, IL 60616

Opening Saturday, June 4th, from 4PM - 7PM

On view through Sunday, July 17th

⁣ 🎉 We are so delighted to announce the opening of “Seedling,” a solo show by Cecilia Beaven, a Chicago-based artist from Mexico City. You are invited to the opening reception on SAT, June 4, from 4 to 7 pm in the A-Side Gallery. The artist will be present.

The show “Seedling” features recent paintings & ceramic sculptural art objects. The artwork evokes organic cycles through the lens of speculative mythologies. The artist interprets impressions and emotions of death and loss through vibrant pieces, structuring a visual belief system that longs for regeneration & well-being. The work is grounded in the ongoing devastation of the pandemic & the artist’s recent experiences of personal loss. “Seedling” aims to show the pain, beauty, and fragility of being present.

2251 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 220, Chicago IL 60616

Visit www.flxst.co for more information. Or email: fracas@flxst.com

Cecilia Beaven is a visual artist from Mexico City based in Chicago. She holds an MFA in Studio from SAIC which she studied as a Fulbright scholar and a BFA with honors from ENPEG La Esmeralda (Mexico City). Cecilia’s multidisciplinary artwork— which includes murals, painting, drawing, animation, comics, and sculpture—has been shown in solo shows in Mexico City, Houston, and Chicago, and in group exhibitions in Mexico, the US, Colombia, Sweden, Italy, and Japan. She has painted murals in several cities such as Hiketa, Paris, Houston, Chicago, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Pachuca, Tepoztlan, and Tijuana, where she was commissioned to paint a segment of the border wall between Mexico and the US. Cecilia has been awarded distinctions such as the Fulbright Scholarship, the Leroy Neiman Foundation Fellowship at Ox-Bow School of Art, and the Radicle Studio Residency at Hyde Park Art Center.

Image credit:
“Coiled” (detail)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 18 inches
(61 x 45.7 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and FLXST Contemporary

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