scenes. They’re reconstructed with memory, stitching together the traces of where she’s been. Some details get their due while others are left by the wayside.
But it’s the abstract work that will lure the audience in. Without the need to depict anything in particular, Beadle’s impressive use of color shines through. Tri-colored squares congregate in the center of the frame like a game of Tetris that’s about to disappear into a hazy oblivion. Beadle speckles the frame with off-black tones that break up the space, producing a scattered, allover effect that keeps the viewer guessing. An abstract shoreline turns into a fragmented mass of sea foam blue with shades you’d expect to see in a lakeside resort.
Her decision to split up the space with groups of squares brings the work into the digital age. She thinks of them as pixels, individualized frames within the frame. Every painting is a gentle reminder of how we tend to look at the world; focusing more on the pixelated images of our Instagram feed than the physical objects around us. But Beadle isn’t interested in a
Blue birches - oil on canvas, 2016