Thursday, October 13, 2011

Beverly Acha


I was looking at the Yale MFA program and they list their current graduate students. Beverly Acha got my attention because of her painting/sculpture. It looks like the works is made encaustic, paper, and paint that has been thickly layered on. The work above reminds me a little like Bernardo Cantu's work. He also uses layers, but in a very different way than Acha. My favorite feature is the paper sticking out in patterns that flow like a wave. The painting feels like a futuristic/rustic object. Acha's older works are thick painted objects of expression. You can see a good progression of shapes and thick paint that eventually ended up with this nice body of work.

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