Los Angeles-based painter Edie Beaucage draws from her imaginary world of characters that populate non-linear narratives and fantastical spaces as they move through acts of work, passion, romance, and leisure. Beaucage’s characters function as shorthand for a range of philosophical concepts that undergird the artist’s production strategies. In her exploration of images she seeks to investigate relationships between signs of abstraction and figuration and how we derive meaning by simple juxtaposition of these signs. Beaucage invents characters and places them side by side within an abstracted form into a scenario that mimics what happens in a social space. The emotional thread woven into the paintings, the social spaces, is meant to stimulate discourse with the audience. Straddling representation and abstraction, the characters and situation determine how the individual environment is depicted in each painting.
Edie Beaucage (b. Quebec, Canada) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2010 and BA from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada. She also studied at Palazzo Spinelli, Centro per L’arte e Il Restauro, Florence, Italy.
Beaucage has presented solo exhibitions with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, CB1 Gallery, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Los Angeles, and Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art And Design. Group exhibitions include Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles; Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles; Piasa, Paris, France; 2A Gallery, Los Angeles, Appeals Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Woodbury University, Los Angeles, LAX Airport, on the Cusp at LAWA, Los Angeles; and the Colburn Music School, Los Angeles, among others.