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Traffic Zone Exhibition Reception – Jodi Reeb
October 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Jodi Reeb, Chroma Sequence, 2017
Encaustic and metallic paint on acrylic disks, 156 x 45 x 2 in.
An exhibition of new work by Jodi Reeb
October 12 – November 10, 2017
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and by appointment
Jodi Reeb, Stellar Realm (7 disks), 2016
Oxidized metallic paint on acrylic disks, 60 x 36 x 2 in.
Traffic Zone Gallery presents Encircle, and exhibition of new work by Jodi Reeb. In this new series of work, Reeb has created circular works in an installation that oscillate between painting and sculpture. The artist uses contrasting materials and substrates made of wood, found objects and circular acrylic panels using encaustic (beeswax) and acrylic paint as well as metallic paints that transform or react when combined. Combinations are discovered, explored, proposed, rejected and accepted as part of the art-making process. Components are moved around in varying compositions. These paintings are created to be part of a series and some are partnered through discovery to utilize the entire gallery wall space. The disk paintings will flow from one wall to another continuously, disregarding where walls conjoin as a way of exploring contrasting and common elements that form connections. Through this approach Reeb discovers relationships between the elements creating rhythms, patterns and visual textures that are nature-based as well as abstract.
Circles have been a subject matter for me for over 20 years. I identify with the obvious references to the shape; centered, wholeness, sphere, etc. However, the attraction for me is the negative space that a circle or sphere evokes through shadow and space. I appreciate the fact that a circle is both an organic and a geometric shape. I apply changes in texture and color by painting diverse surfaces with materials such as beeswax and metallic paints that patina when they interact and create something new. I begin with a layer of paint or a structure, and from that point on, it becomes about process; making marks and textures, applying materials, responding to each action with a reaction. In this way, spontaneous connections are valued as highly as are planned compositions. As each work evolves, it gains an identity that eventually solves itself through process, positive and negative space and dimension. Jodi Reeb
Jodi Reeb, Corner View, 2016
Encaustic and metallic paint on acrylic disks, 108 x 72 x 3 in.
Jodi Reeb lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been creating art for over 25 years since childhood. Her artwork has been shown nationally receiving numerous awards and is in many private and corporate collections nationally. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she instructed printmaking in the Continuing Studies program for over 9 years. Reeb creates her mixed-media paintings from her studio at the Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art in Minneapolis, but travels to the countryside to receive her inspiration, combining contrasting landscapes and environments in her work.
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.