Wendy is pleased to announce that she has a new exhibition opening at Cob Gallery, London.
Entitled The Pain of Desire, the exhibition will explore the theatricality of female desire, and the inner pain suffered through the pursuit of prescribed and aspirational notions of identity and success. At once beautiful yet haunting, nostalgic yet timeless, Bevan’s surreal staged moments are captured on Polaroid. Each hand-printed, Bevan’s intimate, otherworldly studies of mysterious female characters will be displayed in found, antique frames sourced by the artist, the frame an extension of the piece.
Bevan pursues a multi-disciplinary approach to her work. Alongside her photographic work, Bevan will also present a companion performance piece with her band Temper Temper. In a series of haunting vocal performances on the opening night and other selected nights throughout the exhibition, Bevan’s assumed character will interpret and respond to her photographic series and the emotions it portrays. Temper Temper’s recording Drowning in the Day will be available on limited release CD at the exhibition.
There will also be films showing that Bevan has collaborated on with artists’ Sayaka Maruyama and Tomihiro Kono. Each aspect of Bevan’s work informs each other, interlinking to create a diverse artistic tapestry. A selection of her editorial work will be exhibited alongside The Pain of Desire.
Located on 205 Royal College Street, Camden, Cob Gallery is part of a wider artistic venue which includes state-of-the-
art project and studio spaces.
The show will be running from 16th June – 30th July, Tuesdays through Saturdays from midday – 7pm