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Leonard Lecture Series – An evening with artist Shelley Reed

November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th at 5:30 p.m.
Reception at 5:30 p.m. Artist talk 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
FREE and open to the public
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to 581.3300

Shelley Reed’s meticulously rendered subjects, derived from the paintings of old masters, are shrouded in beauty—but within the opulence there’s a glimmer of turmoil and peril. Reed’s paintings highlight essential dualities and are imbued with profound messages related to fragility, power and life’s uncertainties. Using black and white oil paint, Reed has stripped color of its symbolic and seductive potential, while shifting the viewer’s focus to the subtle details of the scene. The artist adds, “In this age of radical visual bombardment, maybe it takes a bit of toning down and an element of quiet and stillness to call attention to the message.”

Please join UMMA in welcoming Shelley Reed as part of our Leonard Lecture Series where she will discuss her inspirations, process, and offer insight into her varied practice. The talk is FREE and open to the public. The talk will conclude in under an hour, and refreshments will be severed prior to the talk. Seating is limited – please call 581.3300 to RSVP.

Reed’s exhibition Second Nature is on view through December 29th, 2018.


November 14, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm