Two friendly painters in two intertwined exhibitions: Parallel to the exhibition «Swerves» by Michael Venezia, we show selected works by David Reed in our Munich gallery. From July 12, 2019, the artist can also be seen in an extensive solo exhibition at the Neues Museum Nürnberg.
In two new paintings and several drawings by David Reed on view in our «Insert», seemingly three-dimensional transparent gestural marks overlap in foil-like layers that suggest visual crescendos. The works' unsettling surfaces are reminiscent of film projections or digital monitors, with their intense color, and a light that seems to come from within. In addition to the resolute gestural marks made by pulling alkyd glazes across the primed canvases with large painting knives, Reed has begun introducing stenciled marks into the paintings since his exhibition at the Museum Haus Lange Krefeld in 2015. Using the stenciled marks, the same painterly gesture can now appear in various colors, sizes and layered sequences, or even as mirrored in reverse. Because they are repeatable and changeable, the stenciled marks take on new moods and references in relationship to each painting on which they are placed.