Kittery’s Buoy Gallery to feature The Firework Series by the late acclaimed painter Tim Beavis
Show: November 5 – December 3, 2021
Opening reception: 5-8pm, Friday, November 5, 2021
Buoy Gallery, the contemporary art gallery in downtown Kittery Foreside, is pleased to present The Fireworks Series, by the late Kittery Point artist, Tim Beavis. Collectors and fans of the well-loved artist will have the opportunity to see one of Beavis’ most vibrant and large-scale series. According to Buoy visionary founder Al Mead, “Tim was interested in the velocity of pyrotechnics as a force in animated abstraction. These paintings explode with luscious fields of color and incorporate newspaper collage. Power and playfulness emanate in this exhibition.” Mead says Beavis chose the circle because of the beauty and simplicity of its shape and he loved to discover how circles could be used in an expanded way.
Marjan Frank, sister-in-law to Tim Beavis, curated the original fireworks show that was presented in NYC twenty years ago. She describes Beavis as a “modernist who had a deep appreciation for the natural world.” Frank calls the Fireworks Series energetic, bold, and dramatic; “The size of the paintings, the explosive colors, and the use of shapes capture the feel of balls colliding. There is also a lot of texture to these paintings resulting from Tim’s use of collage.” Frank says Beavis spent nine months completing the series, which has never been seen on the Seacoast. “This show is an opportunity for people to enjoy a unique series that is visually very exciting.”
The Fireworks Series runs from November 5 – December 3, 2021 at Buoy Gallery located at 2 Government Street in Kittery Foreside. The Opening Reception is from 5-8pm on November 5. All are welcome to this free event. The paintings are also available for purchase.
Hanna Frank, sister to Marjan and married to Tim Beavis for 23 years, says Tim would be thrilled to know that his work continues to inspire people. Beavis died from cancer two years ago.
“Tim was a prolific artist who painted right up until the day before he passed away. His artistic journey began full time when he was fifty, often painting through the night til sunrise. It’s fitting that the Firework Series is displayed in the town where he lived and worked. He loved the Seacoast and valued his friends and the artistic community here. He also appreciated Buoy Gallery, which he found to be a perfect blend of unpretentious love of art and community participation.”
For more information visit TimBeavisStudio.com
The gallery is open by chance or appointment by calling (207) 361-9775