PAUL REED
A Career Exploring Color and Visual Perception
June 21 - July 27, 2013
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Opening Reception Friday, June 28, 2013 5:00 - 7:00 PM

PAUL REED

David Richard Gallery will present a career retrospective exhibition for Washington Color Painter, Paul Reed (American, b. 1919) that features paintings and drawings on canvas and paper as well as rare and never before seen artworks that span more than five decades. The exhibition, “Paul Reed, A Career Exploring Color and Visual Perception,” will be presented June 21 through July 27, 2013 with an opening reception on Friday, June 28 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the gallery located on 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, phone 505-983-9555 in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District.

The exhibition explores Paul Reed’s painting career from the early 1960s through 2013. It includes his iconic stained and shaped canvases from the 1960s with compositions ranging from biomorphic forms to grids and zig-zag bands of color, as well as rarely shown works on paper that feature oil pastel drawings, gouache paintings and photo collages combined with painting and drawing. This will be the first major presentation of his single and multi-panel gouache paintings on paper from the early 1990s that combines a monotype process with gestural brush strokes and floating structures in rhythmic compositions that explore bold color combinations and optical effects and prefigure the “Platform” series painted in the 2000s. The exhibition also features Reed’s unstretched “Gilport” diptychs from the 1970s that investigate positive and negative space as well as his more recent transparent stain paintings on muslin that are hung unstretched like stained glass in the window.

Reed’s painting practice has always explored color and the interplay with surfaces and light to produce a range of translucent and transparent color experiences. This exhibition also maps another aspect of Reed’s career, his fascination with optical effects and visual perception that he explored in every phase and painting series and which is typically reserved only for Op Art artists. The photo collages also expose a rarely seen or appreciated Pop sensibility in Reed, that he uses for witty cultural and political critique.

Paul Reed is a native of Washington, D.C. and taught at the Corcoran School of Art. Reed’s professional debut was in a group show in 1958 at the Watkins Gallery, American University in Washington, D.C. His career was solidified following the 1965 exhibition, The Washington Color Painters, curated by Gerald Nordland at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art that featured Reed along with Gene Davis, Howard Mehring, Thomas Downing, Kenneth Noland and Morris Louis. Since then he has had numerous solo exhibitions and his artwork included in many group and museum exhibitions. Reed’s artwork is included in the permanent collections of many museums including: the Phillips Collection, National Gallery East, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, all in Washington, D.C., Detroit Institute of Art, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Dallas Museum of Art, High Museum of Art (Atlanta), San Francisco Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.

101190 (Single) Paul Reed
101190 (Single)
Gouache on paper
1990
22 x 30 inches
 
11084 (Triptych) Paul Reed
11084 (Triptych)
Ink on paper, photocollage
1984
12 x 52 inches
 
Gilport_XXIII C Paul Reed
Gilport XXIII C
Acrylic on canvas
1991
37 x 36 inches
 
Interchange_F Paul Reed
Interchange#F
Acrylic on canvas
1967
55 x 41 inches
 
Marmara Paul Reed
Marmara
Acrylic on canvas
1967
54 x 45 inches
 
Untitled (Cowskulls) Paul Reed
Untitled (Cowskulls)
Ink pastel on paper photo collage
1988
11 x 23 inches
 
91488 Paul Reed
91488 (Triptych)
Ink on paper, photocollage
1988
11 1/2 x 23 inches
 
71589 Paul Reed
71589 (Diptych)
Ink on paper
1989
18 x 23 1/2 inches
 
101988 Paul Reed
101988 (Diptych)
Ink on paper
1988
23 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches
 
11286 Paul Reed
11286 (Diptych)
Collage and ink on paper
1988
21 1/2 x 18 inches
 
9688 Paul Reed
9688 (Diptych)
Ink on paper
1988
16 x 11 inches
 
4990 (diptych) Paul Reed
4990 (diptych)
Ink on paper
1990
14 1/2 x 11 inches
 
103089 Paul Reed
103089 (Triptych)
Ink on paper, photocollage
1987
11 1/2 x 23 inches
 
11786 Paul Reed
11786 (Triptych)
Ink on paper, photocollage
1986
11 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches
 
Float Paul Reed
Float
Acrylic on canvas
1962
33 x 32 inches
 
21G Paul Reed
21G
Acrylic on canvas
1963
20 x 19 inches
 
101842 Triptych Paul Reed
101842 Triptych
Pastel and photo collage
1984
12 x 52 inches
 
Algenib _2 Paul Reed
Algenib #2
Acrylic on canvas
1996
24 x 23 inches
 
CKD Paul Reed
CKD
Acrylic on canvas
2002
20 x 27 inches
 
35784 Quadtych Paul Reed
35784 Quadtych
Pastel and ink on paper
1978
12 x 36 inches
 
1224783 Quadtych Paul Reed
1224783 Quadtych
Pastel and ink on paper
1978
12 x 36 inches
 
Barcelona _4 Paul Reed
Barcelona #4
Acrylic on canvas
1965
60 x 72 inches
 
Ziegfield Paul Reed
Ziegfield
Acrylic on canvas
1967
28 x 88 inches
 
Hackensack Paul Reed
Hackensack
Acrylic on canvas
1967
84 x 28 inches
 
Coherence 1960 Paul Reed
Coherence 1960
Acrylic on canvas
1960
80 x 29 inches
 
27E Paul Reed
27E
Acrylic on canvas
1965
56 x 44 inches
 
29C Paul Reed
29C
Acrylic on canvas
1965
55 x 45 inches
 
16J Paul Reed
16J
Acrylic on canvas
1963
31 x 31 inches
 
61391 (A_B_C Triptych) Paul Reed
61391 (A,B,C Triptych)
Gouache on paper
1991
22 x 90 inches
 
8491 (A_B Diptych) Paul Reed
8491 (A,B Diptych)
Gouache on paper
1991
30 x 44 inches
 
9891 (A_B_C_D Quadtych) Paul Reed
9891 (A,B,C,D Quadtych)
Gouache on paper
1991
30 x 44 inches
 
111791 (A_B Diptych) Paul Reed
111791 (A,B Diptych)
Gouache on paper
1991
15 x 44 inches
 
Untitled Paul Reed
12F 1965 (Yellow Circle)
Acrylic on canvas
1965
53 x 42 inches
 
Topeka 14 Paul Reed
Topeka #14
Acrylic on canvas
1967
56 x 28 inches
 
Topeka 1 Paul Reed
Topeka 1
Acrylic on canvas
1967
55 x 28 inches
 
18 I Paul Reed
18 I
Acrylic on canvas
1965
34 x 26 inches
 

David Richard Gallery, LLC
211 East 121st Street, New York, NY 10035 | p (212) 882-1705
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday or by appointment

1570 Pacheco Street, E2, Santa Fe, NM 87505 | p (505) 983-9555 | f (505) 983-1284
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