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Ashley Eden Beal

SMU, BFA 2018

Dream 05

Aquatint print, 2017, 22"w x 30"h

My work focuses on the study of dreams. I was inspired by the works of Giorgio de Chirico to place the focus of my prints more on surrealist architecture and less on people. I used incorrect perspective recalling de Chirico’s techniques to distort the architectural environment and create an uncomfortably unreal-looking city for the viewer and removed horizon lines to reinforce this. Halfway through I began removing figures from the pieces entirely and letting my metaphysical city speak for itself.

Ashley Eden Beal - Dream 05

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.