Office Baroque is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition of Tyson Reeder at our downtown gallery on Bloemenhofplein 5 Place du Jardin aux Fleurs.
Reeder will be presenting a suite of new paintings and collages, a mix of colorful landscapes and cityscapes, addressing both the natural world as a space for relaxation and escape, as well as the city as a theater of human action. Reeder debuted with an exhibition of figurative work at Daniel Reich Gallery in New York in 2002. His interest for landscape and popular culture have remained constant and so has his love for sensuous colors, “transforming the ordinary” in the manner of Pierre Bonnard, “where the color becomes the subject”. Reeder is a painter of everyday life, setting up his easel outdoors using painting as one would command an iPhone to take pictures of buildings, deploying a vast array of academic as well as self taught painterly modes. Found and printed materials like skylines from handmade Chicago house music fliers show up in the paintings together with denim, fish nets, broken pencils and fake plastic popcorn. Compositionally his subject matter appears in distorted perspective, that he shares with expressionism’s ego-oriented visual regime. Formally the work of Reeder embraces archaic modernist registers, such as a vivid palette that he has in common with the fauvists. Technically Reeder is known for mixing painted areas with pencil hatching and dotted fields, making his work instantly recognisable as playful, poetic, seductive and mildly hallucinatory.
Tyson Reeder was born in Fairfax in 1974 and lives and works in Chicago. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at CANADA, New York; The Green Gallery, Milwaukee and Daniel Reich Gallery, New York. His work has appeared in group exhibitions at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Venus Over Los Angeles, Los Angeles; Karma, New York and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York. His work is included in the collections of MoMA, New York; Rubell Family Collection, Miami and MMoCA, Madison. He will be included in the exhibition Animal Farm curated by Sadie Laska at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich in May.