Scott Reeder: Kavi Gupta | 835 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL, 60607

10 May - 12 August 2012
Overview

Kavi Gupta Gallery is proud to present its first solo exhibition by Scott Reeder. Reeder is highly regarded for his multiple talents. As a conceptual artist, he is known for his paintings, sculptures, and performances. For the past few years, Reeder has honed an approach to painting with noodles. Museological in scale and executed with precise skill, the paintings recall the history of monochromatic works as they are seen in multiple modern art movements from Russian Constructivism to Minimalism to the french BMPT painting group. Known as his Pasta Paintings, the works are a saccharine, but serious critique of the essentialist approach to understanding the nature of painting as a medium in 20th century art. Expanding on his critique of the history and stylistic traditions of art-making, Reeder will unveil new sculptural works which continuously carry his idiosyncratic humor and wit. As in his paintings, the sculptural work explores ideas of both the presence and absence of the artist’s hand, whether it be as simple a gesture, fold, crease or his personal hand-writing manifested in neon, the sculptural work emphasizes how Reeder values the role of mark making and expression in art while making a good-natured joke of the weight often given to seminal of Conceptual Art.

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