Ben Reeves' Show: Gallery Review and Critical Comparison
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This paper draws a clear and interesting comparison to other visual artworks at separate points in history, including Vincent Van Gough's "Portrait of Dr. Gachet" and Wayne Thiebaud's "Around the Cake." The paper asserts that through drawing historical, visual and conceptual comparisons, we can further understand and appreciate Reeves' exhibition and as a whole, connections in art history.
From the Paper:"Ben Reeves' new show, "Elements," currently on exhibition at the Equinox Gallery, relates weather to both the canvas' surface and the plight of personage; it makes weather seem modern, elegant and sensory. The exhibition can be said to evoke the feeling of cold and chaos, human connection and abstraction. Reeves does this through a particular relationship with both the surface of the canvas and the subject matter- he takes quotidian, vaguely gestural portraiture and makes it reminiscent of abstract expressionism. Reeves' preoccupation with both surface and..."
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