Sunday, April 02, 2017

David Reed, Miami

Setting the tone for David Reed in the next room, a lovely Sam Gilliam. 
Welcome to the installation of Vice and Reflection, David Reed's solo exhibition at the Perez Museum, Miami.
Museum Link
From the website text above: "His gestural marks are often shown partially fragmented, as if the brushstrokes are elements of collage that have been cut and placed in disjunctive ways. Reed has experimented with methods of painterly abstraction for more than five decades, pushing and expanding material limits, forms, and references."

"The exhibition will also include his meticulous Working Drawings and Color Studies that document his process of working on the large new paintings."

"He is also presenting two televisions in the space, the first showing a scene from the original TV pilot of Miami Vice, into which he will have digitally inserted the painting #212 and the second with the new paintings reflected in Michael Mann’s 2006 film remake of the series." 

Close View of the 1984-5 painting #212Vice.
"For the museum he is creating a new series of works inspired by a painting he created in 1984-1985, titled #212(Vice). This painting presents highly saturated blues and yellows that were drawn from similarly strong colors used in the 1980s TV seriesMiami Vice. Reed has made a “remake” of this earlier painting in the form of 4 new large-scale paintings, which play with the scale and proportions of the architecture of the museum gallery in which they are exhibited. "

Leaving the exhibition I couldn't help but notice the tribute to Reed's exhibition with the group of work on view beyond.

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