Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Reed at Corcoran
Paul Reed, In And Out B, 1969, acrylic on canvas, on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art as part of the exhibition Washington Color And LightTo the right is a painting by Howard Mehring; to 

the left in the next gallery, two works by Gene Davis.

     The work of Paul Reed is currently on view in three exhibitions in the Washington, D.C., area. The Washington Color Field great is included in Washington Color and Light, an exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art of artists associated with the Washington Color School and their contemporaries. Others in the exhibition include Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, Sam Gilliam, Gene Davis, Alma Thomas and Anne Truitt. The exhibition is on view through March 6 and will re-open June 25 - August 14, 2011. For more information about the Corcoran exhibition, click here.

    A large overview of 92-year-old Reed's work from the 1950s through the present opened last week at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, Va. The exhibition, Ultraviolet to Infrared: Paul Reed - 50 Years,will be on view through February 27. Lorton is just south-west of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 95. For more information about the Lorton exhibition, click here.

     Simultaneously, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., is presenting another overview of Reed's work. The exhibition of mostly small works, including paintings, works on paper, silkscreens, photo montages and sculpture, is at the university's library. Evolution Through Color: The Art of Paul Reed, runs through March 18, 2011.
     The Georgetown exhibition was accompanied by a panel discussion about Reed's work and career. The panel, on January 12, included David Gariff, senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art in D.C.; legendary silkscreen printer Lou Stovall, who printed most of Reed's silkscreens; Georgetown art & art history professor emeritus Cliff Chieffo; Georgetown liberal studies PhD candidate Joy Chambers; and if ART Gallery owner Wim Roefs. For more information and images of works in the Georgetown exhibition, click here.
     Catalogues of the Georgetown exhibition are available at if ART Gallery. if ART Gallery soon also will add several paintings and silkscreens by Reed from the 1960s and 1970s to its inventory. Stay tuned
    For works by Paul Reed at if ART Gallery, click here
Reed Holding Disc Painting Jan 2011  
Paul Reed holding one of his 1965 Disc paintings in his
backyard in Arlington, Va., January 22, 2011.  In the
backgound are two of Reed's sculptures.