Ralph Reed Art exhibit
"Those were Different Days"
Saturday, March 19
"Those Were Different Days", an exhibit by Piedmont artist Ralph Reed, will be shown on Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 19 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The show is also open on Sunday, March 20. Gallery hours are 2:00 to 4:00p.m.
About the artist & show:
Born in Sheffield England, Ralph Reed studied at Sheffield College of Art, the Royal Academy in London and at Indiana University. He has had over 14 solo shows in Europe and America.
"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes." - Ralph waldo Emerson
In 1973 I began "Sky Diary," a coloured drawing of the sky everyday. Forty three years of daily skies also gives me a pictorial and metaphorical starting point for my work. The paintings are of the landscape. The underlying subject matter is of memory, loss, and the uniting of poetry and painting.
The culture and the panoramic spaces of America will always inspire me. The traditions of early landscape paintings and Pop Art continue to play a meaningful role in my thinking. I'd like to claim some sort of kinship with the great American Visionaries such as Ryder, Church and Blakelock. In these modern times however, I am a "visionary without a vision," a solitary and melancholic adventurer, working away in the studio in splendid isolation.