Born 1964, Sydney, New South Wales
In previous work, Beevors fabricated enormous simulations of household attics, stairs and laundries, gorged with the stuff of women's domestic labour – a congestion of greying plastic and biodegradable Zeitgeist. These spent suburban corpses, denuded of their superficial sheen, mirrored the repressed underbelly of all our lives – the mundanity of our consumption and domestic practice.
The gender materiality in Michele Beevor's soft, domestic sculptures, by contrast serves a different purpose. In her latest work, Fowlerware, Beevors shifts her gaze to other household signifiers. For example, a pink–sponge toilet and cistern is an absurd Duchampian vessel. Crammed with shavers, it sags with imminent saturation – an icon of our dependence.
Ross Wolfe from his Samstag essay, Chaos in Heavean
1994 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
1994 MFA, Colombia University, New York, USA
1993 Master of Arts (Visual Arts), Australian National University, Canberra