Casey Kaplan

Artist News

Kevin Beasley has been selected for Apollo’s 40 Under 40, USA

‘Sound is just as physical, tactile and experiential as any other material,’ Virginia-born Kevin Beasley told an interviewer in 2012. When confronted with his work, its hard to disagree: Beasley incorporates music, unexpected sonic trickery and incidental noise into his ‘sound sculptures’- such as a Steinway piano with embedded microphones, which produces eerie percussive noises when played. His floor-based sculptures make use of found objects, pressed into resin and polyurethane foam as it hardens – a focus on process that has also been key to his performances at museums, including the Dallas Museum of Art and the Guggenheim in New York.