Jeff Beall

This Suspended Moment (These are the Good Old Days) , 2020
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54 x 300 inches

Located in the space above the parking lot between 1629 18th St. and 1637 18th St. in Santa Monica.

Artist Statement
The best way to make positive change in these uncertain times is to look deeply, with compassion and curiosity, and to embrace the reality before us.

Small gestures matter.

Jeff Beall is an artist whose work has taken a variety of forms over the years, exhibiting in an irregularly regular fashion since 1987. While formally varied, Beall’s conceptually driven work consistently uses techniques of veiling/revealing to heighten the experience of looking.

Beall’s most recent solo exhibition was entitled Unsolved: LA Uprising @ 25 Years. Its presentation, timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the LA riots in April 2017 at Gallery 169 in Santa Monica, CA, served as a memorial honoring the 23 unsolved homicide victims who lost their lives during the uprising. Carolina Miranda wrote about this work for the LA Times.

Public collections include the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Berkeley Art Museum, Carnegie Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Oakland Museum of Art, Orange County Museum of Art and Portland Museum of Art. 

Beall is co-publisher of X-TRA Contemporary Art Journal and has served on the board of Project X Foundation for Art and Criticism since 2002. He also currently serves on the Advisory Council of social justice organization, Liberty Hill Foundation. He earned an MFA at CalArts, and a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley.