My latetest show at the Worksound Gallery.The entire installation was made up of things found on the street in close proximity to the gallery, and bicycle lights. Using the collected objects, and bike lights, I created an urban environment ,literally on the verge of collapse, everything in the show was assembled/ wedged in such a way that no external connecting hardware was used. Everything was wedged, jammed, leaned pressure-fit into place, the slightest touch could topple eight foot tall sheet-metal towers, or spring free cardboard tubing jammed into architectural nooks in the wall. You can see more of this show and other work on my Facebook page by Steve Beatty
Portland, OR December, 2008
Oregon Art Commision Sculpture Project on Portland State University (PSU) Campus
Steven Beatty and Laurel Kurtz were commissioned through the Oregon Arts Commission’s Oregon's Percent for Art Program to create a site-specific sculpture, Juicy II, made from reclaimed post-consumer plastic bottle caps and lids. The work is located in the ceiling alcove on the second floor of the PSU Ondine Student Housing building, 1912 SW 6th Ave.
B E Berger's photo stream of Juicy II
Please come to the unveiling on September 19th, 2008 at 6PM.
photo credit The One True b!X
The Painted Staples Project is a citywide project created by Steve Beatty.
Steve chooses random telephone poles that have been used by the community to post flyers, posters, messages, and signs.
In coordination with the Office of Inclusion, he hand paints the strata of staples left behind form a history of community posts.
The first of this series is located on the N.E. corner of Southeast 3rd and Alder.
Coming Soon: Look for more painted staples on the N.E. corner of Southeast Belmont and Peacock Lane across the street from Walgreen’s, and on S.W. 10th and Belmont.
The project will continue throughout the remainder of 2008 so if there is a telephone pole near you on which you would like Steve and the Office of Inclusion to paint the staples, please send us the location, and we will try to get to it.
Also, if you like this idea, please feel free to paint some staples yourself and submit photos to Steven Beatty at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will post them on a blogsite.
Sculptural Interaction with Found Objects in the area where the objects were found.
Portland, Oregon July 2008
Less Than, Greater Than, Installation by Steven Beatty
scrap remains from the gallery build, pressure fit
The Temporary Contemporary Gallery
Stuttgart, Germany March 2008
curated by Tobias Greiner.
Do You Know is a participatory collaboration between English artist Kasper WImberly and American Artist Steven Beatty.
See more on the Do You Know...? blog.
The ‘Do you know’ club (a.k.a the ‘So, do you know’ club) has been formed, and welcomes further members to join this time consuming, costly but potentially rewarding activity.
While travelling away from ‘home’, the conversation sometimes follows the following pattern:
Where are you from?
I’m from England
Oh, so do you know Jonathan Peacock?
Of course I don’t know Jonathan Peacock, or at least the chances of this would be very very small indeed, but as a member of the ‘Do you know’ club I am obliged to go and meet this person at the next possible opportunity. This meeting will be documented and posted online. My first obligation will be to visit Tobias in Stuttgart, a friend of Steves. He doesn’t know me …yet.
At present it is not foreseen that members can do you know one another. This might lead to impossible and fabricated missions. Maybe this is a good thing.
R to L CCW-Steven Beatty, Kasper Wimberly, Fay Peacock, and Laurel Kurtz
We recorded our dinner discussion at the Magic Chef on Renshaw Street in Liverpool as we talked about art that takes place outside of the gallery in relation to performance art and participatory art. This particular recording failed. And we tried again. And again.
Review of show on Port
Laurel Kurtz, Dave McDonald, and I all went to an art show in a building that was slotted to be torn down. Mississippi May was a Graffiti /Street Art show. The organizers brought several graffiti artists into a space and let them show some of their best works.
After looking around and enjoying the scene, I felt the urge to interact with the show, I wanted to graffiti the graffiti show.
I decided to paint the bottom of my shoes and walk across the center of the gallery floor. Laurel made a cellphone video of the action as I made my mark. A few of the gallery viewers noticed and probably thought that I was part of the show; one even asked if this was some sort of performance piece. I said yes and continued to track footprints of paint across the gallery floor.
I had to recharge my shoes with paint every 5-10 steps. I did this by smearing paint on my shoes using only my hands. I finished by signing my initials by one of my footprints and took photos of my work with my cellphone atop the show's statement.
Steve Beatty is an Important Artist; Intervention at Mississippi May
Portland, Oregon May 2007