Articles and Reviews

"Vevers is a conjurer of images first, a trader of dreams who takes apart art history and reapplies it with a modern narrative that a comes from her own experience as a contemporary woman. She is that most mysterious of artists, one who transcends the role of painter--though she is, of course, a first-rate one, her unhurried layering of tiny brushstrokes giving the work a nuanced pulse and a presence that is completely original."

Andre van de Vende
Provincetown Arts, Tabitha Vevers
Beauty and Danger: A Duælity of Vision
2016/17 Cover Feature
“Tabitha Vevers [is] an artist who uses the tropes and techniques of art history to tell cunningly contemporary yet timeless stories. The first Tabitha Vevers painting I ever saw stopped me cold. It was gorgeously painted, violent, and almost too intimate to look at. Her work extends beyond political and social discourse and consistently cuts to the emotional bone…her technique, her scholarship, and her generous vision, which embrace the complexities of personal pain, conflict, and desire, make for art that’s provocative and deeply satisfying.”

Cate McQuaid
Boston Globe, One Artist’s Feminist Mystique
March 6, 2009
With Vevers, it’s all about the details. Her work is a combination of the precious and pensive, an arresting narrative with a jittery, feminist agenda that draws you in with a flashy thrum of gold leaf and a seductive level of detail and craft. The pieces are quite beautiful, tasty confections with a sneaky sting in their tails…Vevers’s observations—on war, the sexes, corporate gluttony, and the sobering effects of ecological negligence—take on a private resonance.

Andre van der Wende
Art New England, Tabitha Vevers: Narrative Bodies
April/May 2009
If painting can be considered an act of devotion, then Tabitha Vevers’s exquisitely rendered, intimate works of art are offerings, secular attempts to connect with the spiritual. They propose a different way of thinking about our relationship to the planet and to each other…Vevers is one of a number of contemporary artists who look back to look forward, mining styles, formats, techniques, characters, and subjects from art history, history, and popular culture to craft a singular vision from the perspective of a contemporary woman.

Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Curator
Excerpted from Tabitha Vevers: Narrative Bodies exhibition and catalogue
DeCordova Museum + Sculpture Park, January-May 2009
Also published in Provincetown Arts 2009
Lise Motherwell
Provinceotwn Arts, The Eye of the beholder: The Art of Tabitha Vevers
2004
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