featured project

Gina Beavers, Vase Lips

Project Team Members (Powerhouse Arts Staff): Biata Roytburd, Eleni Kontos, Katie Coughlin

In Collaboration with Exhibition A

Vase Lips by Gina Beavers

project overview

In Fall of 2021, Gina Beavers and Exhibition A approached Powerhouse Arts to fabricate a limited edition of 25 ceramic sculptures. Vase Lips is the artist’s first functional sculpture edition.

Influenced by online make-up artists who decorate lips with rhinestones and other elements, Beavers says Vase Lips “was born from the idea that I would try to make a vase. Sculpting with only my hands and a few tools in air-dry clay, it would have the definite feel of a handmade object. I decided it would be a set of lips with vases embedded, where the vases could be functional for small flowers or remain empty, becoming an alternative take on a traditional vase, as well as a comment on make-up, design, and digital culture.”

Beavers and Exhibition A collaborated with Powerhouse Arts to produce the editions for this series, which was released as an exclusive edition on ExhibitionA.com in January 2022.

artist biography

Gina Beavers (b. 1974, Athens, Greece; lives/works Orange, NJ) has presented solo Exhibitions at MoMA PS1 in New York (2019), Neuer Essener Kunstverein in Essen, Germany (2021), Marianne Boesky, New York; Various Small Fires, Seoul; Carl Kostyal, London and Milan; GNYP Gallery, Berlin among others. Her work has been included in group presentations at the Barns Art Center, the Schlossmuseum Linz, Austria; Frans Hals Museum, Netherlands; Nassau County Museum of Art, New York; Flag Art Foundation, New York among others. Her shows have been reviewed in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Frieze, Artforum, Art in America
among others. She is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Kistefos Museum in Norway, the ICA Miami and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.