‘Pluck Till Time’ by Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman
Artist: Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman
Title: ‘Pluck Till Time’
Medium: Charcoal and white chalk on Canson paper
Dimensions: 10″ x 8″
Year of Creation: 2021
Artwork Will Ship From: Canada
About the Artwork:
“The characters in my drawings and paintings – and their sidekicks, their animal souls – swim among my dreams. Lucid reveries hatch their personas from factors of myself and my sphere. I awaken from these dreams, and dive headﬁrst into the soup of the collective unconscious. There, in the most ancient realm of the mind, I draw my young women up from the most bottomless well.
Pluck Till Time; our heroine is consumed by a world that peacefully coexists with her daemon, the divine Trogon, who hangs onto precious time with his bill. Trogons represent “sacred” in several Mesoamerican languages. The bird grants her the sanctiﬁed gift of controlling time.” – Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman
About the Artist:
Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is a surrealist artist who devises works of magical, feminist realism that aim to glow from within. Sullivan-Beeman creates a palimpsest that employs the imposed history and lore of the girl in empowering femininity. Her girls ﬁnd their strength in a multitude of potentialities, sexualities, and charismas. Sullivan- Beeman views these girls as powerful and wise. The narratives, iconography, and simulacra in her otherworldly works emerge from someplace subliminal. She often uses her dream journal as inspiration, exploring Jung’s collective unconscious with an overt curiosity for the bizarre and esoteric such as alchemy, the tarot, and animal guides.
Sullivan-Beeman lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Vancouver, Canada. While she has a BFA in Cinema from the University of Southern California, she is a self-taught artist. Her work has been in notable galleries and museums such as Haven Gallery in Northport, NY; Stephen Romano Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, CA: The Belskie Museum of Art & Science in Closter, NJ; Phylogeny Contemporary in Seattle, WA; Greg Moon Art in Taos, NM; Merlino Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. She has participated at art fairs such as Scope Immersive 2020, LA Art Show in Los Angeles, CA, Aqua Art Miami and Pulse Art Fair in Miami, FL, Art! Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada; and more. Sullivan-Beeman has had three solo exhibitions at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. She has been named a Finalist in the Imaginative Realism category by the Art Renewal Center three times.