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Exhibition by Jodi Reeb at Traffic Zone
July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Exhibition: July 7 – August 14, 2020
Visitors can view artwork in the gallery during our hours of 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday as well as by appointment by calling Jodi at 612/247-1244. The artwork will also be on view at trafficzoneart.com
Free and open to the public
Hand sanitizer will be available for visitors. We ask that all who enter the gallery wear masks and do their best to keep a distance of 6 feet from fellow visitors.
I am a painter and printmaker venturing into the realm of sculpture as a way to create a narrative of physically experiencing the work. I am painting organic shapes that are elevated off the wall moving in groupings such as circles, seeds and biomorphic forms that oscillate between painting and sculpture. I’m painting with encaustic (beeswax and damar resin) on acrylic panels and primed aluminum as well as incorporating metal leafing, rust and copper patina. My goal in this new series of work is for a pushing-pulling, folding-opening and evolving, its parts beginning to take form into something new, connected yet still raw. Combinations are discovered, explored, proposed, rejected and accepted as I combine individual shapes to create the whole. Through this approach, I discover relationships between the natural elements of a place creating rhythms, patterns and forms that are nature-based as well as abstract. Process and repetition are also an important part of my work and is a constant subtext throughout. The designing and making of the work becomes something of a meditation, a common theme throughout my paintings and installation works in part evidenced by simplicity of line and negative space.
My artwork has been shown nationally receiving numerous awards and is in many private and corporate collections. I was the recipient of the Artist’s Initiative Grant funded by Minnesota State Arts Board in 2018. I received a BFA degree from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, MCAD, where I instructed printmaking for over 9 years. I am a CORE instructor for R&F Handmade Paints teaching monthly workshops in my studio as well as nationally. I also offer workshops as a GOLDEN Acrylic Arts Educator, Ampersand Arts Ambassador and Silverbrush Educator. I create my mixed-media paintings and sculptures in my studio at Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art where I have been a co-op member for 15 years.
Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art supports the work of mid-career professional artists with high-quality, affordable studios and the engagement of audiences with gallery exhibitions, open studio events, art classes and workshops.