Baylor's Martin Museum of Art will Display Robert Reed's "Galactic Journal"

Sept. 10, 2013
R. Reed"Washington Park" by Robert Reed. Courtesy of Martin Museum of Art.

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2013) - The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will present a solo exhibition of contemporary paintings, drawings, and collages by Robert Reed, professor of painting and printmaking at Yale University.

Reed's early work was influenced by the abstract, geometric works of New York artists in the 1960s and 1970s. He develops his bodies of work over long periods, including his latest body of work "Galactic Journal." This collection looks at the structure and mechanics of complex systems through precisionist techniques.

"My recent oil and mixed-media paintings are driven by process and improvisation," Reed said on his personal website. "The initial compositions are informed by photographs of cellular or satellite images chosen for their color and complexity, but I depart from the source of imagery as a painting takes on a life of its own."

Reed's work is displayed permanently in the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

The Martin Museum of Art displays works chosen by faculty in the department of art in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences that will most benefit students, said Karin A. Gilliam, director of Martin Museum.

"Galactic Journal" will be on display through Oct. 10. Reed will give a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, followed by a reception and gallery talk from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Both events are located at the museum at 60 Baylor Ave. and are free and open to the public.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT MARTIN MUSEUM OF ART

The museum's mission is one of education and service by bringing outstanding art exhibitions, speakers and guest artists to Baylor University and Central Texas. The museum serves as a valuable teaching tool for students and faculty. Exhibitions complement the courses of art history and studio art taught within Baylor's department of art. The permanent consists of approximately 1,300 objects representing a variety of art that has been donated to or purchased by Baylor. The collection contains art by such well-known artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Kathe Kollwitz, Francisco de Goya, and Edouard-Leon Cortes. Included in the collection are approximately 300 paintings by famous watercolor artists, among them George Post, Phil Dike, Edgar Whitney and John Marin.

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