Gabriele Beveridge (°1985, Hong Kong – Lives and works in London) is known for her sculptural and conceptual practice that combines materials as diverse as hand-blown glass, photo chemicals and faded advertisements from beauty salon windows. Her assemblages put display on display, spotlighting the modular shelves that populate the innards of high-street shops, often combining them with slumped hand-blown glass forms that harness the material’s beauty, strangeness and ubiquity. They mimic the body and the way it’s displayed in a vastly expanding search space, where biology evolves with the natural and non-natural, the organic and inorganic. Rather than presenting a critique of commodity goods by way of simulation, Beveridge takes the cosmetic mechanisms that prop up consumer desire and carries them to their logical extreme. These cells, organs and hybrids live and evolve in familiar settings, and suggest the seepage of some parallel reality into the prosaic.
Recent solo exhibitions include Packed Stars Diving, Seventeen Gallery, London (2022), Great Pretender, Kai Art Center, Tallinn (2021), Tender Greed at Bradley Ertaskiran, Montreal, CA (2019), Skin for Either One, Deweer Gallery, Otegem (2019), Eternity Anyways at Chewday’s, London (2016), Health and Strength at La Salle de Bains, Lyon (2015). Recent group exhibitions include Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age, Hayward Touring, London, UK; Comrades of Time, Cell Project Space, London, UK; Desire, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, US; Physical and Virtual Bodies, Arnhem Museum of Modern Art, NL; La Chose Encadrée, Glasgow International, Scotland, UK.