Pagel writes that Reeves' works "are suffused with more sadness than most would want to experience in a lifetime, much less an afternoon. But delight also enlivens Reeves’ juicy paintings. Racing upward, like the fizz in a soft drink, that elusive pleasure pops when it hits air: a miniature Minimalist firework for the attentive... Deftly switching from abstraction to figuration, they reveal an artist who believed that the most potent art was also the most flexible; able to roll with the punches and dig up insights wherever they might be found."
Sharon Butler posts recent words of inspiration for fellow artists by painter Jennifer Wynne Reeves. Reeves passed away over the weekend.
Reeves statement begins: "If, BIG IF, I don’t live another year, my prayer for you, for the art world, is that creatives banish doubts about breakthroughs because if we can’t imagine Pollock or Polke breakthroughs are possible we won’t have them and won’t be able to see them. Artists are not merely subordinates of the market place. We explore space in undefined delta quadrants. There’s plenty of time to find them as long as our minds stay open as long as we welcome invention."
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