The ArtObjectGallery, located in the heart of historic Japantown San Jose, presents an exhibit of new paintings by Reid Winfrey.
The exhibition will run from September 14th thru October 12th, 2012. Reception for the artist: Saturday, September 14th, 7 to 9pm; this is free and open to the public.
Since receiving his MFA from San Jose State University in 1985 Reid Winfrey has created and exhibited consistently strong bodies of work and in each new body his technical expertise and draftsmanship meld with his ideas and chosen subject matter whether that subject be the energy of the flame as in his series and solo exhibit â€œPlaying with Fireâ€ or his series based on the subtle quiet of his experience of the ocean (Reid is an avid surfer). The result has always been works that are at once accessible and sophisticated. While with the earlier works Reid often combined numerous techniques and materials, The Commute Paintings are created with the more â€œtraditionalâ€ means of oil paint on canvas or wood panel and it is obvious that Reid has mastered the medium. In this series Reid has turned his gaze toward the landscape and more concisely, the landscape at night with the rivers of warmly glowing headlights and taillights flowing around and through the freewayâ€™s canyons and ridges. The images are likely familiar to those who live or work in the Santa Clara Valley but rather than feeling the frustration that the traffic can cause here there is a quiet beauty of illumination within the darkness, rendered with depth and sensitivity that brings life to these paintings.
Reid travels forty miles each way between his home in Capitola, California and his work as Professor of digital arts and animation at Cogswell Polytechnic College in Sunnyvale, California.
ArtObjectGallery is located in the heart of historic Japantown, San Jose. The Gallery is the longest lived privately owned gallery space/venue in the South Bay Area and is a valuable resource for artists, collectors, and cultural climate of the area. The gallery opened in 2000.
592 North Fifth Street San Jose, Ca 95112 408 288-9305 [email protected]
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