db-portrait-tlDrew Beattie’s paintings, drawings and sculpture look for meaning through hybridized fusions of imagery and abstraction. Over the last 30 years, he has worked as both soloist and collaborator, with Daniel Davidson in the 90s as Beattie & Davidson, and more recently with Ben Shepard since 2013 as DBBS. His most recent shows as DBBS took place at Lachenmann Art in Konstanz and Frankfurt, Germany in the spring and fall of 2018. A catalogue accompanying these exhibitions titled Office Riot was published this year. Previous DBBS exhibitions have been at The Chimney and Storefront Ten Eyck in Brooklyn. Beattie’s work has been exhibited in New York in solo shows at Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, and in group exhibitions at 55 Walker, Arts & Leisure, Eli Ping, Martos, Edward Thorp, Envoy, Feigen Contemporary and Roebling Hall, as well as Sexauer in Berlin, Galerie Zurcher in Paris, and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard in Cambridge. Beattie’s collaborative work with Daniel Davidson was shown in the exhibitions Painting Now in 2004 and Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s in 2001 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Beattie & Davidson were the subject of solo shows at Joseph Helman and White Columns in New York, Stephen Wirtz and Paule Anglim in San Francisco, and the Berkeley Art Museum in Berkeley, California. Their work was included in exhibitions in at The Drawing Center, Exit Art, PS 1, and Franklin Furnace in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Beattie & Davidson were the recipients of the Rome Prize in Visual Arts from the American Academy in Rome in 1994.   

Physical-Bob-rsDrew Beattie. Physical Bob, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 76 x 96 inches.