Opening Reception: Friday, February 26 from 6pm to 8pm
An extension of her painting practice, the highly worked thematic compositions from artist Carol Reed, demonstrate her strong connection to drawing. With a painterly approach, she uses gestural layers of ink, charcoal, graphite and carved stamps, plus a low-key, close-value color palette to build densely layered and visually complex abstractions – on paper.
Carol Reed began her career in the arts by studying art education, studio/painting, and printmaking at Oklahoma State University and the University of Alberta. She later earned master’s degrees in studio/painting, housing, planning, and interior design at Oklahoma State University and Maryland Institute, College of Art. Since then, she has established herself as a distinguished scholar, creative professional, and fine artist.
The art I make is an extension of my painting practice—giving physical form to the intangible, outside the logical confines of language. My non-representational approach is both painterly and graphic with intuitive markings, spontaneous gestures, and constant revision. The subject choices and titles are inspired by pursued interests and follow rules of my distinct artistic taste. I am interested in puns, visual ironies, mixed messages, and the shifted meanings of components out of context. Through simple recurring shapes, both original and imprinted, I look for affinities that unite the seemingly unrelated to build personal meaning with broader connections to related subject matter.
- Tuesday through Saturday: 10-6
- Sunday and Monday by appointment