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In Studio & On Exhibit At Lux: Shelley Reed


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until November 4, 2017[days & times]
  • WHERE Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $5

Lux Art Institute kicks off its Season 11 with artist Shelley Reed. During her residency at Lux, Reed will give guests a look into her artistic process. See art happen – be part of the Lux experience.


Reed’s work is guided by art history as she starts her process by doing extensive art historical research. She draws her subjects from paintings of the past, bringing small details of these paintings into focus by making them her subjects. Reed picks similar details from a variety of artists that worked in the same period, building a dialogue that shows how painters referenced each other, and how certain fragments of art history shape our contemporary understanding of art.Drawing on selected historic works, Reed states that these fore bearers continue to be relevant today, while celebrating the arts lineage of which she is a part. Though trained as a colorist, Reed chooses to work in black and white.


Through a large oil painting on a paper grid Reed will allow the viewer to step into the creation of her black and white world, to exist among its painted inhabitants. She will use art historical imagery that is sometimes pastoral and at times aggressive, creating an environment that feels “vaguely familiar, a bit dangerous, and fully relevant to today.”

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Promotional image of artwork done by Shelley Reed.

Above: Promotional image of artwork done by Shelley Reed.


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