October 20 through December 4, 2011
Artist's Reception: Sunday, October 23 / 4 to 6 pm / Free
Artist's Gallery Talk: Sunday, November 13 / 4 pm / Free
Carol Reed, In the Garden - Swing the Gate, charcoal and graphite, on paper, 60" x 80", 2010
Carol Reed's abstract works on paper feature bold shapes, usually in charcoal or ink, that dance alone or with similar shapes, each one has a unique riff on a shared theme. Images of interest that emerge through her creative process are revisited, redefined and repainted. Hesitation, distortion, reorientation and search are components of her creative practice. Color, pattern and texture are employed in various ways to interpret the basic elements in fresh and surprising ways
Reed has been shown shown domestically and abroad, including The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; The International Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; The Washington Print Club; VisArts, Rockville, MD; The Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, and The American Center, New Delhi, India. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, among others.
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