George Billis Gallery
525 West 26th Street, New York
May 2 - May 27, 2017
George Billis Gallery is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Reed and his new paintings at the New York location. This exhibition will run from May 2 - 27, 2017. The opening reception will be held at the George Billis Gallery located at 525 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th avenues on Thursday, May 4th from 6-8 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10–6pm.
As an artist it is difficult to say exactly what it is I am doing, or perhaps better said, I never know how a painting will turn out. I start a painting with an idea based on direct observation. In my immediate surroundings, I look for a visual spark along with a personal connection to a subject to get me started. In the past couple of years I have found myself wanting to spend more time with my subjects, wanting to understand their forms better. Ironically I have also been spending more time working on the paintings away from the subjects, moving elements around in pursuit of a visual dynamic. It feels like a juggling act between observing and inventing that leads to the images. I am more interested in the evocative than the literal and perhaps that pursuit is what painting has been for me recently.